Skip to comments.Science as Tyranny
Posted on 06/04/2009 5:10:39 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
June 3, 2009 Movements since the late 19th century have employed science as justification for tyrannical ideas. Ziauddin Sardar wrote in Nature, Misplaced faith in science, as rational dogma, as the enemy of pessimism, as a theory of salvation, often serves as the glue that binds modernity and fascism together.1 Could that happen again?
Sardar, the editor of Futures, was reviewing a new book by Christine Poggi, Inventing Futurism: The Art and Politics of Artificial Optimism (Princeton, 2009). He began,...
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They are great!
I’ve got to go back and read those again...it’s been a long time!
Using the internet, you can find many reviews of this book. They all contradict the creationists.
The historian, Paul Johnson said:
Expel the priest and you don’t inaugurate the age of reason, you get the witch doctor.”
Faith and science have no real quarrel, as each deals with a separate realm.
That is one of the more amazing quotes I have heard in a long time! Great find!!!
That book creeped me out.
Generally I like Lewis but I could not stand that series.
It applies to politics, too - or so I think.
An uninformed electorate got careless, and Ogga Booga the political “witch Doctor” appears.
Now comes the question of how to put Ogga Booga back in the box the Founders so carefully crafted for him.
Thanks for the ping!
I read it, need to read it again, because I don’t think I “got it” that first time.
I read it, years & years ago. I think the points Lewis made, as I remember them, were excellent. But as fantasy, I’ve read better.
Well, at least you aren’t hiding the fact you and your ilk hate science.
Of course the fact you are USING technology (science) to post this is indeed the definition of irony.
The truth shall set you free...
==Well, at least you arent hiding the fact you and your ilk hate science.
We love science. What we despise is Temple of Darwin fanatics pretending that their religious faith = science.
>>We love science. What we despise is Temple of Darwin fanatics pretending that their religious faith = science.<<
That isn’t what this article says.
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