There’s an inviting coziness about this time of year, perfect for shutting the computer down, putting the accursed iPhone away, and retreating to the beauty of printed pages.
The scientific culture of the 19th and early 20th century produced three great wizards — Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, and Sigmund Freud.
This afternoon’s selection is The Magician’s Twin, which explores C.S. Lewis’s critique of the evils of scientism in our culture.
If this were true, it would cast suspicion on the skeptics who, so goes this line of insinuation, are motivated by their passion to believe.
Marvin Olasky, editor of World Magazine, wryly observes that Lewis “should have trademarked ‘mere.’”