Atheists say people in the Western tradition had to wait for modern science to grasp that the universe was huge, and had to shed historic Judeo-Christian views to do so.
Astronaut Tim Peake raised British eyebrows by seeming to endorse intelligent design.
ʻOumuamua is a fascinating object, and certainly deserves further investigation. How could we discern design from non-design?
Adam Frank (University of Rochester) interviewed fellow astrophysicist Avi Loeb (Harvard) about the future possibility of detecting “techno-signatures” from space.
He asked poignantly in A Brief History of Time, “What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe?”