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.
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.
Here, Professor C. John Collins of Covenant Theological Seminary explains Lewis’s critique of scientific planning.