It’s a thrill when someone of David Gelernter’s stature, or Thomas Nagel’s, Tom Wolfe’s, Ben Shapiro’s, etc., publicly rejects the creaky yet toxic Darwinian theory of evolution, or expresses sympathy for the case for intelligent design. These are courageous as well as brilliant people.
But let’s be honest: What famous intellectuals think matters less than what the many ordinary thoughtful adults or young people out there do. Not polymathic Yale computer scientists, but regular people on the Internet, on their iPhones, on Facebook, are the stuff of which our culture is made. The Science Uprising series seeks directly to reach that vast audience.
How Culture Propagates
That the culture propagates primarily online and on screens might be regrettable, but it’s the way the world is now. Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture seeks to change the culture by changing the way people think about the science of biological and cosmic origins.
You wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t care about that project. But what can you do about it yourself?
Well, as we announced here already this week, there’s one very important thing you can do: share Science Uprising with your own network and encourage your friends to do the same. The series launched first on YouTube and now it’s launching via Facebook. Today, we posted Episode 4, in which Stephen Meyer and other scholars take on the “myth of the multiverse,” a crucial bulwark of today’s materialist orthodoxy.
Brokenhearted, but Not Powerless
You have probably watched friends or family members give themselves up to that poisonous, nihilistic stew. It’s heartbreaking, and to see it happen can leave us feeling powerless. The one thing we can do is try to widely share ideas that counter the dominant cultural and scientific views.
Please take a moment to do that by going to the CSC Facebook page. Look for Episode 4, and Episode 5 and 6 coming up Friday and Saturday. Also look for Episodes 1, 2, and 3. Share them all and comment on them on Facebook!
It’s how ideas are disseminated. The series has already had almost a million views. But we can do better than that. The Internet has done a lot of harm, but it can also do a lot of good for people we know, and for strangers. Please do something now to harness this great force for great good!
In case you’re curious about the mask, see also, “What’s Up with the Science Uprising Mask?”