According to Lewis, “universal evolutionism” has schooled us to think complicated functional things naturally arise from cruder and less complicated things.
On Saturday in Tacoma, he will also discuss what we can learn about the relationship between faith and politics from American history in the 1800s.
The spirt or psychology of the day gives us the science we wished for. This makes it highly fallible, and potentially dangerous.
Could scientists and advocates of scientism really make a worse hash of things than the politicians?
According to Lewis, science steps dangerously outside its bounds when it assumes it has all knowledge, especially moral knowledge.