No, we didn’t think it would end well:
In a fundamental way, it is purely a matter of what your faith is. All we can control, at the end of the day, is how we treat one another. Do we welcome those who believe different things than we do into our hearts, communities, and lives? Or do we shun, exclude, and “other” them?
Regardless of what you believe, I have the same advice for you: choose kindness. It costs nothing, while benefitting the giver, the recipient, and those who simply witness it. Whether you say that God made us or not, I would say the same thing: the wonders and joys of science and the Universe are for you, exactly as you are, too.Ethan Siegel, “Did God create the universe?” at Forbes
Hmmm. Siegel makes an interesting comparison with, say, Sabine Hossenfelder. He does great graphics but to say that he is not a deep thinker is to shower him with imprudent praise.
By contrast, we go on listening to Hossenfelder with great interest, whether the graphics are good or not.
See also: Sabine Hossenfelder: Physicists’ theories of how the universe began “aren’t any better than traditional tales of creation” That is, if they are motivated the same way, they are basically the same sort of thing.
At Scientific American: Can Science rule out God? If Alpert’s speculation pans out, naturalism could end up with a religion where God is an unprincipled Narcissist. Cool.