If anything is a “war on science,” it is publishing ideological articles like this in what is supposed to be a science journal.
The spirt or psychology of the day gives us the science we wished for. This makes it highly fallible, and potentially dangerous.
The idea that life is designed entails a radically different attitude compared to the materialistic understanding that life splashed ashore on Earth by chance.
Some will submit that his kind are gone, but I know that they are still around, because he helped get them there.
The NCSE is troubled, but this just sounds like solid science. I’m all for critical analysis of data, evaluating conclusions, and rigorous scientific inquiry.