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- Karthik Narasimhan
Newsweek has this article on evolution and “Intelligent Design – a critique of evolution couched in the language of science.”
I am not sure why evolution made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist – the formation of life might have been a chemical reaction, but it was a chemical reaction that required a number of parameters to be just perfect before it could begin.
Science will probably be never be able to convincingly explain how this set of circumstances came about – it requires a little bit of faith. Literal interpretation of religious texts is fraught with peril because most such works are allegorical, but a little bit of symbolic license and you can reconcile religion with science. Like this article on the ten avatars of Vishnu.