A focus on power, to the neglect of wisdom, is fine, as long as it is recognized that mechanical philosophy is incomplete.
if we are wholly matter, and matter is wholly governed by physical law, there is no room for free will.
Unfortunately, the pictures we have of the Seminar need to be severely cropped, so as to protect the students’ identities.
Scientism’s grand progress narrative holds that as we learn more and more about the world, purely natural or material explanations inevitably will arise and grow stronger.
The ancient model of the cosmos, which was the model presupposed by most scientists prior to the mid 20th century, was Steady State.