Men are not about to become like gods. “I’m a strong believer in original sin,” quips David Berlinski.
Even something as catastrophic as the eruption of Mount St. Helens was, in the end, a life-giving event.
These are EXCELLENT. I would say the themes of all three have to do with the importance of not worshipping scientists or imagining that science is infallible.
David Barash is an evolutionary biologist known for delivering a yearly talk to his students disabusing them of the idea that science can be reconciled with religious faith.
On the gathering specifically of scientific knowledge, our paleontologist colleague Günter Bechly nails it.