There’s plenty here for both scientists and theologians to learn — as well as anyone who thinks Galileo shows the Church was at war against science.
“Flooded with the light of life”: What a beautiful way of putting it. This creates a double dilemma for materialists.
This is intelligent design that sweeps the planet, covering not biology alone, but chemistry, geology, and physics.
Newton was arguing from science, not religion. But that doesn’t fit the Epicurean mythos that religion opposes naturalism while science confirms it.
Our planet’s view of the sun is critical to life, obviously, but equally critical is that it’s a shielded view.