“Dataism is at odds with human flourishing. It’s difficult to find a Renaissance moment in this ruinous reductionism.”
Israeli philosophy professor Yuval Harari is one of the movement’s chief proselytizers.
The novel is a narrative, fictional version of a philosophical anatomy of the satanic dimension and implication of much modern history from 1914 onwards.
Berlinski schools Steven Pinker, the famed Harvard cognitive psychologist, on the relevant math, reminding him that “poorly defined problems very often lead to absurd solutions.”
Against the backdrop of materialist science’s failure, what accounts for the rise of modern determinist mythologies, led by astrology and transhumanism?