Methodological naturalism is the idea that scientists may only invoke unintelligent causes for nature’s history.
Under the theory of an unguided process of chemical and biological evolution, should a threshold of complexity, clearly identifying life, be expected?
Above all, major props to Lee Cronin for showing up at all. That took courage. He earns my admiration.
“The scales on the wings of a moth,” he said quietly, “have no explanation in Evolution. They belong to Beauty, and Beauty is a spiritual mystery.”
One reason, he says, is the “relentless” growth of the ID movement, in academia and around the world. This conversation is itself evidence on the latter point.