Kevin has attempted to respond to my comment about a book he contributed to but he struck out, again, as usual.
Materialism makes extraordinary claims- yes it does as materialism sez our existence is due to nothing but innumerable improbable coincidences, ie sheer dumb luck. And even Richard Dawkins admits science can only allow for so much luck and materialism relies on it.
The Earth? Nothing but cosmic collisions-> just-so cosmic collisions, ie innumerable improbable coincidences. That is an extraordinary claim. How can that be tested? Humans? Just a collection of genetic accidents- unfortunately no one knows what makes a human a human so no one knows if any purely materialistic process can produce a human. Heck no one knows if any purely materialistic produce can produce a living organism from non-living matter and energy. Another extraordinary claim without any evidence.
So yes, materialist and materialism are pejorative and only an imbecile would think otherwise. Enter Kevin McCarthy and skeptic ink.