Parents and educators might feel it’s the safest way to take shelter from claims by scientists and other academics that are thought to engender cynicism and to undermine faith.
The culture bombards us with materialism. That’s the case even as, at deeper and deeper levels, science reveals evidence of a plan, foresight, a deliberately shaping force working upon nature.
A young woman hired as part of the film crew for the event began crying. Later, she told us that listening to the conversation helped heal the brokenness caused by her college professors.
The story ends with the phone number of a suicide prevention hotline. That’s just a sop after potentially putting lethal ideas into readers’ heads.
As I’m writing this I’ve been reacquainting myself with physicist Marcelo Gleiser, who just won the year’s prestigious, $1.5 million Templeton Prize.