Many remember David Hume as a pioneering freethinker who saw through the superstition and sectarian dogmatism of religion.
A focus on power, to the neglect of wisdom, is fine, as long as it is recognized that mechanical philosophy is incomplete.
Winston Ewert’s results are a Copernican Revolution moment.
Newton was arguing from science, not religion. But that doesn’t fit the Epicurean mythos that religion opposes naturalism while science confirms it.
Jonathan Witt: “In the M4S subculture, dissent is a thought crime.”