I like keeping tabs on science news, even though I have to put the Creation Museum folks on hold as astronomers and paleontologists talk about million and billion-year time lines. However, God does get His two cents in through the back door when scientists realize how much of a long-shot the universe is, just right to have us be here.
The trick for the old-earth scientist is that they can't give God the credit, lest they get laughed out of the faculty lounge.
Thus, the ghost (as the Get Religion folks would call it when spiritual stuff gets ignored) in this closing paragraph of a Thanksgiving piece on those convenient truths that made human life possible all but howls.
In response to this dilemma some cosmologists turn to the so-called Anthropic principle, which posits that the apparent fine-tuning for life is a selection bias: If it weren’t this way, we wouldn’t be here to observe it. Others turn to the multiverse—the idea that our cosmos is just one of many in which an infinite number of alternative laws are possible. The fact we find ourselves in this one, improbable as it is, is merely a result of the fact that we could only have come into being in such a universe as this. Regardless of how we choose to explain the apparent fine-tuning of the cosmos, it is certainly a reason to be thankful.
To remix the Church Lady, "Could it be...God?"
You can't prove the existence of multiverses as of yet, so in their own way, the scientist buying into that school of cosmology has faith in things he can't see or prove via experiment. Other scientists have pointed out that theories that can't be proven veer off into metaphysics and struggle to fit into the conventional framework of testable science.
The multiverse concept allows for this universe to be a long shot, since if we're a one-in-a-gazillion long shot and their are multiple gazillion universes, we were bound to happen somewhere. Without the multiverse, they're left with stupefying dumb luck getting us here ...or some sort of smart luck.
However, that smart luck requires something smart to guide it. That's secular scientist's inconvenient truth to go with all those convenient ones, one that points to an intelligent designer if they want avoid chalking it up to an incredible long-shot.