Self-appointed spokesmen for science often use the enormous size of the cosmos, with its billions of galaxies, as a club to beat up Christianity.
Meyer answered philosophical, spiritual, and quite personal questions from Professor Keating on his podcast, “Into the Impossible.”
Combined with the evidence of information periodically infused into biology, the observation of a start to the universe goes beyond generic intelligent design.
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.