If the history of the United States is an illustration of intelligent design at work in worldly affairs, what’s the purpose behind the design?
What’s behind the impression of intelligent direction? Just a trick of perspective, like seeing shapes in clouds?
Meyer asks Medved about the series of amazing coincidences that have guided the history of the country, starting with the meeting of the Pilgrims with their Indian friend Squanto.
His choice of targets for criticism and for praise have a lot more to do with his particular agenda than the defects or merits of those whom he critiques.
For those of you not familiar with the term, providence is the idea that things often seem to come together unlooked-for, as if by design.