In Case You Are Wondering, What Happened to Science?

In Case You Are Wondering, What Happened to Science?

“I have great hopes that we shall learn in due time how to emotionalise and mythologise their science to such an extent that what is, in effect, a belief in us (though not under that name) will creep in while the human mind remains closed to belief in the Enemy. The ‘Life Force’, the worship of sex, and some aspects of Psychoanalysis, may here prove useful. If once we can produce our perfect work—the Materialist Magician, the man, not using, but veritably worshipping, what he vaguely calls ‘Forces’ while denying the existence of ‘spirits’—then the end of the war will be in sight.”

-Screwtape

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  • EXALT Reply

    Yeah, many parts of Screwtape Letters and That Hideous Strenght are downright freaky to read, nowadays.

    November 17, 2021 at 1:39 pm
    • Robert W Reply

      Well said.

      November 17, 2021 at 9:47 pm
    • Talos Valcoran Reply

      I want to hope more of Lewis’s fiction is prediction because I want a talking horse.

      November 30, 2021 at 10:59 am
  • M Reply

    Seen elsewhere (possibly paraphrasing):

    “You don’t love Science, you’re just watching her ass as she walks away.”

    November 17, 2021 at 2:27 pm
    • furor kek tonicus Reply

      accompanied by Bob Seger’s “They Do Respect Her Butt”

      November 17, 2021 at 10:15 pm
  • Chief_Tuscaloosa Reply

    Screwtape Letters should be mandatory reading in high school.

    To counter the magic spells on vaccines, I love this meme, can’t recall where I saw it:
    “Unvaxxed sperm is the new Bitcoin”

    November 17, 2021 at 4:36 pm
    • Michael Maier Reply

      Can I donate straight from the tap?

      November 17, 2021 at 11:36 pm
    • mfm Reply

      Chief,
      The Letters used to be mandatory reading in many highschools when I was in HS.

      That, “Johnny Tralaine”{sp} and Shakespeare’s plays.

      Personally, I would have preferred more Western Civ. foundational readings than the Shakespeare — but anything on the list from the 1930’s to early 1960’s beats today’s multi-culty dreck!

      December 2, 2021 at 11:22 pm
  • Seeker Reply

    “the worship of sex”

    Fetish: “An object that is believed to have magical or spiritual powers, especially such an object associated with animistic or shamanistic religious practices.”

    Thinking cap on.

    November 17, 2021 at 4:54 pm
  • Linguavert Reply

    Re: “what he vaguely calls ‘Forces’ while denying the existence of ‘spirits’”

    This reminds me of Zoomers talking of “energy” and “moods.” E.g. “I don’t know what it is about him, but he has really dark energy”

    November 17, 2021 at 5:06 pm
    • Teleros Reply

      Had the same sort of thing in the past with humours.

      November 18, 2021 at 4:51 am
      • Linguavert Reply

        Nice catch! New terms for old concepts.

        I don’t know, though, if everyone who describes something as “a mood” would also admit the existence of spiritual realities. But they may end up reinventing (rediscovering?) that wheel, too.

        November 18, 2021 at 9:05 am
  • Codex Reply

    Jordan Peterson.

    November 18, 2021 at 6:09 am

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