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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Prepping For "The Magician's Twin" Two Videos

"The Magician's Twin" is our book for September and our meeting this Thursday, September 12th at the Harrisonburg Barnes and Noble from 7:30 p.m. to about 9:00 p.m.  If you have not read the book try the videos below for the flavor and some of the content.

If you want to just jump into this 31 minute video it starts with the material in the earlier video.

The book The Abolition of Man which Lewis wrote that focuses on the problem of scientism was originally a series of three lectures delivered at the University of Durham in February 1943.  It is a powerful book that makes the case that we are faced with a phenomenon that will empty our society of moral integrity and replace it with manipulation by people claiming to take a scientific approach to designing society, the tyranny of The Conditioners.

Later the third volume of his Space Trilogy, That Hideous Strength, he gave us a fictionalized view of the same thing.

Here's another video that focuses on C.S. Lewis's view of scientism and a dogmatic view of evolution which is treated often not as a scientific theory but as a dogmatic dictum. C.S. Lewis was fine with the science but not with scientism.

Come join us and discuss this fascinating and prescient idea.

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