How does life emerge from that which is not alive? This mystery exercises a peculiar fascination, with the power to elicit remarkable feats of imagination.
Phillip E. put it this way: “Take the ring to Mount Doom where only a miracle will save you and see.” This is one of the key lessons he taught me: dare to win.
It’s helpful, as with his Third Way, to begin with a metaphor, in order to get an intuitive feel for the proof.
St. Thomas laid the intellectual groundwork for modern natural science — the absolute distinction between existence and essence.
The design we infer in nature is an insight we abstract from our senses, but the inference itself is acquired by our reason.