I fear my ears are going to bleed the next time I hear some materialist bleating about how design is a science stopper.
On second thought, maybe the conversation will go something like this:
Materialist: But design is a science stopper.
Barry: Dang. Isaac Newton said this:
“This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.”
And because he believed that he was unable to:
Discover the laws of motion
Discover universal gravitation
Make seminal contributions to the science of optics
Prove Kepler’s theory of planetary motion
Account for tides, the trajectory of comets, and the precession of the equinoxes
Build the first practical reflecting telescope
Discover that the earth is an oblate spheroid
Oh, wait . . .