Scientism’s grand progress narrative holds that as we learn more and more about the world, purely natural or material explanations inevitably will arise and grow stronger.
When tyranny comes it often is introduced as some improvement, or as the correction of some perceived problem.
I think it’s the first time I’ve heard a discussion of the second of law thermodynamics on cable TV.
Knowing who you are, where you came from, is a central purpose of education, and frankly not only in the humanities but in biology.
Some atheists have implicitly claimed Newton as their own. They woefully misunderstand Newton and the Scientific Enlightenment.