A recent biology paper inches up to the edge of design advocacy, without using the phrase “intelligent design.”
A biologist in our network worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard. He recounted how about a quarter of the postdocs he encountered were at least sympathetic to design arguments.
From Johannes Kepler to Max Planck, scientists have seen their work as much more than merely uncovering how things work.
Even Richard Dawkins can’t quite shake the idea that a sublime world like ours doesn’t come about by chance, but by “intelligent design.”
Ethical constraints still depend only on scientists’ restraint — a “thin reed to stand on.”