But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.
The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together.
The fossil record implies trial and error, the inability to anticipate the future, features inconsistent with a Great Designer (though not a Designer of a more remote and indirect temperament.)
If we are merely matter intricately assembled, is this really demeaning? If there's nothing here but atoms, does that make us less or does that make matter more?
The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.
I consider it an extremely dangerous doctrine, because the more likely we are to assume that the solution comes from the outside, the less likely we are to solve our problems ourselves.
La prueba de ausencia no es prueba de ausencia
If we say that God has always been, why not save a step and conclude that the universe has always been?