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.
If we treat criminals the way we treat natural disasters — as physical events without moral culpability — the pragmatic approach is preemption as well.
How much does Gödel’s incompleteness theorem weigh? What is the physics of non-contradiction? How many millimeters long is Tom Clark’s argument for naturalism?
A New Yorker obit for naturalist atheist philosopher Jerry Fodor noted Fodor’s dismissal of the “natural selection” cult but, surprisingly, did not offer polite contempt.