It’s ABD — “Anything But Design,” as Sarah Chaffee says — that is, anything but design that might leave open the door to a source of transcendent intelligence.
Compromises are driven by the limitations of a material world, but also by the vision that lies behind the design.
Try to read his essay through to the end without getting chills.
It was a turning point in the effort to secure academic freedom for science teachers.
There’s an undoubted sense of crisis in the air.