C. S. Lewis and Contemporary Transhumanism
The vision of technologically enhanced posthumanity arises out of a synthesis of scientific culture’s most robust mythologies.
Marks, Bradley: “Magical” Circumstances Around the Publication of The Mystery of Life’s Origin
The book would go on to spark the beginning of the modern intelligent design movement.
Science, Scientism, and Magic
The scientific culture of the 19th and early 20th century produced three great wizards — Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, and Sigmund Freud.
Explaining Abstract Thought in Materialist Terms: The Horns of a Dilemma
What an interesting choice of art. What’s up with that? Goya painted other works on the same theme.
Artificial Intelligence as a “Magic Act”
The error is not completely different from imagining that natural selection really can do what creative intelligence — foresight! — can do.