Physicist John Polkinghorne says that the reduction of mental events to physics and chemistry destroys meaning.
Just for a little while turn off the PBS science narrator in your head. Why should there be beauty? What is it for?
A materialist view of reality leaves out much of reality (love, reason, mercy, truth, etc.) so skittish materialists often call themselves “physicalists.”
Natural theology is the science of God’s existence, and it’s a massive trove of evidence and reason of the first order.
Through reason we can infer the unseen from the seen — everything from the existence of unseen electrons to the existence of an unseen intelligent designer from the evidence of design in nature.