Durston says he has yet to find a true conflict between experimental, reproducible scientific observations and his religious faith.
The firm belief in extraterrestrial life — a belief nearly universal in the scientific community — is an act of faith.
That Darwinism seems even superficially plausible depends completely on the ability of living things to reproduce themselves without significant degradation.
An attribute of a good sci-fi story is that it should open new vistas for the imagination while, at the same time, not requiring the reader to put up with the preposterous.
A nice thing about being young is that you have no idea how much you do not know.