The traditional “Out of Africa” theory is being abandoned as weakly supported by evidence, in favor of a welter of other hypotheses.
Yet it hangs over and around all of us like the air we breathe, says philosopher J.P. Moreland in a new book reviewed by Tom Gilson.
Granted, scientism can aid and abet evil. Its tendency to do so is predictable. In its blindness it harms and humiliates.
When science is considered the only route to knowledge, scientific experts are given the right to rule, and science becomes totalitarian.
It’s the quality of vision that’s most painfully lacking in our intellectual and moral leaders, not merely diverse or polymathic knowledge