As the ideology of scientism spreads to the study of art and literature, Roger Scruton argues that we risk believing that brains are but matter, paintings are but pixels, and all culture is nothing but “memes.”
There have been five mass extinction events in Earth’s history. In the worst, 250 million years ago, 96 per cent of marine species and 70 per cent of land species died off. It took millions of years to recover.
A small minority of religious and scientific communities insist the two can't get along. If you see 'scientocracy' or 'Galileo' invoked, you can be sure rationality has left the discussion.
Almost 50 percent of scientists consider themselves religious and almost 50 percent of Evangelicals, the religious demographic least likely to accept evolution, say that science and religion get along just fine.
But among the general public, only 38 percent feel that way.