The hypothesis of design in nature is a great idea, none greater, that has fueled the best in culture for millennia.
“Science cannot function without the history and philosophy of science,” yet “scientists are not educated today to know that.”
Granted, scientism can aid and abet evil. Its tendency to do so is predictable. In its blindness it harms and humiliates.
Our culture is both degraded and degrading. No doubt the caustic effects of some trends in scientific thought — about biological origins, for example — have played a part in that. What can we do about it?
In 1993, while most of his family was away at church, Robert Latimer took his 12-year-old daughter Tracy, disabled by cerebral palsy, out to the barn.