ELSEWHERE: Progress and Materialism–The Hopeless Adventure

A curious thing happens when two atheists realize that man worships himself and that knowledge without God tends to lead us into Cartesian absurdity. One writes a book explaining how materialism is little more than self-assured preening by scientists who can’t grasp their own ideas, and gets praised, in a lefty rag, by perhaps the foremost Christian philosopher of our day. The other decides “progress” is a delusion caused by our evolution into narcissistic animals, and the first guy tears into him for it.

The inestimable Peter Leithart arbitrates.

About S. L. Whitesell

Lee studies law at the University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife Joanna live in Philadelphia.


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