New religions, including one centered on Artificial Intelligence, follow a stereotyped pattern.
One historian says Darwin’s naturalism came first, and “only later did he find a theory to validate his convictions.”
Heretic is the autobiographical story, co-written by Jonathan Witt, of distinguished Finnish bioengineer Matti Leisola.
Dawes and Smith say they’re simply describing (as a “matter of fact”) the history of science.
Newton was arguing from science, not religion. But that doesn’t fit the Epicurean mythos that religion opposes naturalism while science confirms it.