“I owe him an immense amount because although he wasn’t a scientist, he understood science. He understood the implications and the philosophy of science.”
According to Lewis, science steps dangerously outside its bounds when it assumes it has all knowledge, especially moral knowledge.
Scientism is the idea that science is the ultimate path to knowledge and wisdom — the only sure path — and that the spiritual realm is a mirage.
This essay has argued that Lewis was prophetic as regards the advent of techniques powerful enough to bring about the effects he feared.
I will briefly review two prominent voices in the opposition camp who reflect concerns at the heart of C. S. Lewis’s own case.