The comforting old assumption seems more hollow by the day. The “gathering revolt” has arrived.
According to a bedtime story popular with materialists, unguided forces alone can explain the coming into existence of the very first cell.
Materialists argue that dualism of mind and brain is not possible because of causal closure — by which they mean that all physical effects have physical causes.
The meeting exposed the reality, hidden from the public, that leading evolutionary theorists recognize that natural selection has no real creative power.
Combined with the evidence of information periodically infused into biology, the observation of a start to the universe goes beyond generic intelligent design.