The firm belief in extraterrestrial life — a belief nearly universal in the scientific community — is an act of faith.
Dyson was careful to take an open-minded approach: not fully endorsing design, yet not rejecting it either.
Natural theology is the science of God’s existence, and it’s a massive trove of evidence and reason of the first order.
Shouldn’t important concepts be easy and intuitive to grasp? Apparently not! Sorry to disappoint you, but Behe helps make what is challenging far more accessible.
It’s too bad biologists are not as open about crises in their theories. It’s the sign of a healthy science.