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Thus Saith the Science: C.S. Lewis on the Dangers of Scientism

Progress is an appealing idea, but what happens when we do not all desire the same things? On this ID The Future, we mark the 60th anniversary of the death of British writer C. S. Lewis as host Andrew McDiarmid concludes a conversation with Dr. John West about Lewis's prophetic warnings to us about science and scientism. Dr. West explains how scientism harms real scientific progress and leads to moral relativism. And he discusses how we can bring science back into alignment with older, deeper human truths. This is Part 2 of a two-part conversation. Read More ›
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C. S. Lewis’s Prophetic Legacy on Scientism

What happens when science leaves human values behind? Or when governments become governed by scientists? On this ID The Future, we mark the 60th anniversary of the death of British writer C. S. Lewis as host Andrew McDiarmid begins a conversation with Dr. John West about Lewis's prophetic warnings to us about science and scientism. Dr. West discusses what scientism is, what happens when science neglects deeper human truths, and how Lewis warned against the rise of technocracies. This is Part 1 of a two-part conversation. Read More ›
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The Magician’s Twin: C. S. Lewis and the Case Against Scientism, Pt. 1

On this episode of ID the Future, we recognize the 75th anniversary this month of the publication of C. S. Lewis’s prophetic science fiction novel That Hideous Strength, with the first slightly abridged part of John West’s documentary The Magician’s Twin: C. S. Lewis and the Case Against Scientism. Several scholars were interviewed for the film, including Jay Richards, Angus Menuge, Victor Reppert, John West, and Michael Aeschliman. Scientism is the idea that science is the ultimate path to knowledge and wisdom — the only sure path — and that the spiritual realm is a mirage. Lewis never criticized science, only scientism, the abuse of science that bears an unexpected twinship with magic.

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C.S. Lewis, Reason, and Naturalism: An Interview with Dr. Jay Richards

On this episode of ID the Future, host David Boze talks with Dr. Jay Richards, a contributor to The Magician’s Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society. Dr. Richards discusses Lewis’ argument that one cannot consistently believe in both the validity of human reason and the truth of naturalism. For more information, visit C.S. Lewis Web.

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C.S. Lewis & Science: An Interview With Dr. John West, Part 4

On this episode of ID the Future, David Boze and Dr. John West conclude their conversation on The Magician’s Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society. They discuss Lewis’ views on the limitations of science and the need for moral restraints; what Lewis meant by “men without chests”; and what kind of call-to-action should come from reading C. S. Lewis.

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C.S. Lewis & Science: An Interview With Dr. John West, Part 3

On this episode of ID the Future, David Boze talks about the new book The Magician’s Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society with the editor of the book, Dr. John West. Boze and Dr. West discuss how some have tried to construe C.S. Lewis’ views in order to make them benefit their own, as well as Lewis’ views on Darwinism and intelligent design.

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C.S. Lewis & Science: An Interview With Dr. John West, Part 2

On this episode of ID the Future, David Boze talks about the new book The Magician’s Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society with the editor of the book, Dr. John West. Boze and Dr. West discuss how some have tried to construe C.S. Lewis’ views in order to make them benefit their own, as well as Lewis’ views on Darwinism and intelligent design.

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C.S. Lewis & Science: An Interview with The Magician’s Twin Director Dr. John West

On this episode of ID the Future, hear from Dr. John West, director of the new documentary The Magician’s Twin: C.S. Lewis and the Case against Scientism, now available to watch for free at YouTube. Dr. West discusses the inspiration behind the film’s title and gives examples of how C.S. Lewis’s warnings have proved to be prophetic of society today.

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C.S. Lewis’s Doubts About Darwin

On this episode of ID the Future, Joshua Youngkin takes a brief look at C.S. Lewis’s views on Darwinian evolution and intelligent design. Previously unpublished notes reveal that C.S. Lewis had early doubts about Darwin. Interested in learning more? Download a FREE chapter of Dr. John West’s The Magician’s Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society at: www.magicianstwin.com.