Del Ratzsch

Science and Its Limits, 2000

"The scientific attitude has usually been characterised as a commitment to following the evidence wherever it leads. That does not look like promising ammunition for someone pushing an official policy of refusing to allow science to follow evidence no matter what the evidence turns out to commits science to either having to deliberately ignore major (possibly even observable) features of the material realm or having to refrain from even considering the obvious and only workable explanation, should it turn out that those features clearly resulted from [intelligent] activity...any imposed policy of naturalism in science has the potential not only of eroding any self-correcting capability of science but of preventing science from reaching certain truths. Any imposed policy of methodological naturalism will have precisely the same potential consequences." p123-124"

Nature, Design and Science

Teleological Arguments for God's Existence

"It is not uncommon for humans to find themselves with the intuition that random, unplanned, unexplained accident just couldn't produce the the order, beauty elegance and seeming purpose that we experience in the natural world around us. As Hume's interlocutor Cleanthes put it, we seem to see 'the image of mind reflected on us from innumerable objects' in nature (Hume 1779 [1998],350.And many people find themselvvesconvinced that no explanation for thtat mind-resonance which fails to acknowledge causal role for intelligence, intent and purpose in nature can be seriously plausible."

Cited by Lennox on p29 of Cosmic Chemistry.

Windows of Creation
Evidence from nature Is the universe designed?
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