The new Christmas horror-comedy Silent Night offers a shrewd indictment of both mindless secularism and authoritarian science.
“I dread government in the name of science,” C. S. Lewis wrote in 1958. “That is how tyrannies come in.”
“Natural selection” is like a Swiss Army knife that researchers in widely different disciplines use to solve their problems.
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.