“I owe him an immense amount because although he wasn’t a scientist, he understood science. He understood the implications and the philosophy of science.”
At a couple of points in episode 1, Neil deGrasse Tyson employs the “Book of Nature” metaphor, but he never gives its proper historical context. It’s actually a Christian concept.
Recently I was asked by several people whether I had ever responded to an old review of my book Darwin’s Black Box.
St. Thomas laid the intellectual groundwork for modern natural science — the absolute distinction between existence and essence.
A focus on power, to the neglect of wisdom, is fine, as long as it is recognized that mechanical philosophy is incomplete.