One view, favored in the media and academia, says that faith stands separate from science, or that science has displaced faith.
Think about how this kind of reasoning relates to the intelligent design and evolution debate.
A chemist like Tour, a very distinguished one, knows from a career’s worth of lab work how painstakingly difficult it is to synthesize molecules you want.
“[U]nder certain conditions, matter inexorably acquires the key physical attribute associated with life.” Oh, really, does it?
There’s a famous scene in an Indiana Jones movie where the hero barely makes it under a closing gate descending on him in an underground tunnel.