The tweet reads, “Imagine a world is ruled by scientists, not by politicians.” The drift of the tweet appeared to be, wouldn’t that be wonderful!
Could scientists and advocates of scientism really make a worse hash of things than the politicians?
Shaw and Chesterton believed that the acceptance of Darwinism made it impossible to resist social Darwinism, plutocracy, imperialism, racialism, and militarism.
According to Lewis, science steps dangerously outside its bounds when it assumes it has all knowledge, especially moral knowledge.
This essay has argued that Lewis was prophetic as regards the advent of techniques powerful enough to bring about the effects he feared.