Mark is lured away from his teaching position at Bracton College to become part of the massive research effort known as the N.I.C.E.
The series, as hosted originally by Carl Sagan and now by Neil deGrasse Tyson, has two notable priorities.
Dr. Berlinski questions evolutionary understandings of language and expresses doubt as to what reproductive benefit could have accrued to “the first guy to master the Greek subjunctive.”
Did Christianity really drag the West into an anti-scientific “Dark Ages,” a period said to stretch from the fall of Rome to 1450 AD?
The point of Dr. Keas’s book is historical but also very timely: Scientists who challenge materialism today face discrimination as heretics that squelches their research and teaching.