There is an infinite number of things that are true that we cannot prove scientifically and never will.
The fatal flaw with metaphysical vitalism was that it invariably led to circular reasoning.
Atheists targeted the Ball State University scientist after they learned his honors course dared to expose students to evidence of design in the universe.
I have no idea what King would have thought of the modern theory of intelligent design, but many of the ideas he expressed are certainly friendly to ID.
Paul Kecskemeti’s analysis perfectly describes the challenge faced by anyone who wishes to publicly tell the truth about the evidence for design.