Dyson was careful to take an open-minded approach: not fully endorsing design, yet not rejecting it either.
Natural theology is the science of God’s existence, and it’s a massive trove of evidence and reason of the first order.
What is inevitable here is not the mathematical beauty of physical law, but the circumlocutions scientists use to evade design in nature.
Nature is like a stack of books, sessile, until moved.
In my ongoing debate with biologist Jerry Coyne, frequent reference is made to Aquinas’ Five Ways, particularly to his Prime Mover argument.