The most famous atheist in the world, Richard Dawkins, says that he can’t be sure God does not exist. But in fact Richard Dawkins is sure of a great many religious and metaphysical claims. He is sure there are no miracles, he is sure the recurrent laryngeal nerve would not have been designed, and he is sure our photocells are bad designs. Evolutionists such as Richard Dawkins are quite certain about all kinds of religious and metaphysical claims which drive their so-called science. Whether or not an evolutionist such as Dawkins is an atheist is irrelevant. They believe all kinds of things about God, regardless of whether they believe in God. As Ernst Mayr once said:
People forget that it is possible to be intensely religious in the entire absence of theological belief. [Michael Ruse, Darwin and Design, p. 335]
Indeed, evolutionists are intensely religious. It is the foundation of their theory.
Religion drives science, and it matters.