If the reigning materialist paradigm had even a tolerably convincing weight of evidence behind it, I would be the first to accept it.
Imagine a chain hanging from the sky supporting a weight suspended in the air. Each link in the chain is a cause for the continued suspension of the links.
Dr. Richards addresses David Hume’s critique of analogical arguments like those used by William Paley.
The most valuable aspect of his case is the stimulus it provides to the question, “If non-human intelligences exist, how would we detect them?”
Only Wallace’s postulation of an “Overruling Intelligence” to explain the complexities of humanity and nature has stood the test of time.