It’s the evidence from Sagan’s fiction and other popular writing that is especially provocative.
The implication is clear: the alien monolith has somehow bequeathed to him and his little tribe a sudden quantum leap in brain power.
The sun is burning out, and life on Earth is heading for extinction. This aptly conveys Darwinian materialism’s vision of a meaningless universe.
My box of books just arrived. Now you know what all of my family and best local friends are getting for Christmas this year.
Or in a rock? Or a snowflake? This is a common contention from ID critics.