Carneades’ atelic argument notes that all teleological arguments- intelligent design, to design, from reason, probability and fine-tuning beg the question of directed outcomes. That concurs with science, which finds no directed outcomes and thus no divine intent as Lamberth’s the teleonomic argument argues, and thus, without that intent, God cannot be Himself and thus, lacks referents as Grand Miracle Monger, Creator and so forth, being thus incoherent, cannot possibly exist. And having contradictory, incoherent attributes, again, He cannot possibly exist!
Lamberth’s argument from pareidolia notes that just as people see Yeshua on a tortilla and the man in the Moon, theists see the pareidolias of divine teleology and design instead of actual mechanism and patterns. Scientists are investigating how and why people see patterns and pareidolias as patterns.
As with full animism, theism = reduced animism, since it also relies on supernatural intent that just isn’t there and it is just as superstitious as also is polytheism.This Lamberth’s reduced animism argument.
Accommodationists can certainly maintain the distinction betwixt methodological naturalism versus ontological naturalism, but in the end, that is so irrelevant- an ignoratio elenchi – as science itself is mechanistic!
To do experiments, scientists must know that the experiments will vary, but were teleology involved, all results would be the same directed outcomes, and thus, no need for experiments!
Teleology means negating time, the event before the cause, the present before the past and thus, backward causation rules. Events act sequentially, so one permits others to happen, and randomness acts without regard for say, sentient beings. Natural selection, the non-programming, anti-chance agency of Nature has no directions but instead acts like a sieve, without concern for the sentient beings. The flowering plants, the cooling-off period, the meteoroid that helped cause the demise of the dinosaurs and mutations act randomly, without intent for the interests of the sentient beings. That is Leucippus’ necessity rules, not any supernatural intent!
Thus, theistic evolution is no more than oxy-moronic obscurantism! Thus, from the side of science, it and religion cannot be compatible, whilst from the side of religion they are, and many people accept both.
Theists must give general evidence about how He can work in the Cosmos instead of assuming that evolution and such are His methods of creation! Without doing so, they just have no case!