What if the way the culture directs us to think about our own biological origins is based on a vast, highly influential myth? The myth is materialism. It’s the idea that only material stuff actually exists, while what we thought are immaterial or spiritual realities — the mind, free will, the soul — aren’t real at all but are just fobbed off on us by the brain. That’s the theme of the first episode of Science Uprising, an aggressive new counterprogramming series of short videos.
The culture that propagates the myth works through the media, through popular science spokesmen like Neil deGrasse Tyson and Richard Dawkins, through education that takes the form of indoctrination, and with the insistent endorsement of more than a few genuine scientists who, like so many in the public, have swallowed the materialist Kool-Aid. They’ve convinced millions of people that reality goes no further than what we can see and touch. If true, that would mean that the things we care about most, including love, passion, meaning, a sense of right and wrong, and so much else, are illusions. Unfortunately, a great many people believe that.
No Scientists, No Science
One of the ironies of this way of thinking is that if “science proves” that only brains not minds are real, then no minds do science. That would mean there are no scientists, and no science. Besides being spiritually toxic, a “scientific” idea like that is fake science.
Featuring Discovery Institute’s Michael Egnor and Jay Richards in this first episode, “Reality: Real vs. Material,” Science Uprising is a dramatic departure for the Center for Science & Culture. It’s an opportunity to change the culture in a direct way, and you can join us in doing that. Here’s what you can do right now:
- As soon as each episode is published, watch it on YouTube and post a comment.
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We’ll be releasing a new episode each Monday. Join the uprising! Help Science Uprising go viral now!