Evangelicals didn’t cause this plague, and we desperately need the courage and wisdom that they have always brought to bear against pandemics.
We must never confuse scientific consensus with science. Science is inquiry. Consensus is cloture of inquiry.
Fully as important as David Gelernter’s personal apostasy is his testimony about what happens to scientists who choose to “judge for themselves.”
In 1929, child psychologist Jean Piaget called children “artificialists” who tend to regard everything as “the product of human creation.”
Most of us think of science as the enterprise of seeking truth by formulating hypotheses and testing them against the evidence. This is empirical science.