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11/19/12 at 04:42 PM 0 Comments

Documentary Premiering on Youtube: C.S. Lewis's Warnings on Abuses of Science

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C.S. Lewis, Christian apologist and creator of Narnia, issued a warning that modern science--a good thing--is being hijacked to attack theistic faith, undermine ethics, and limit human freedom. He gave this multifacted warning repeatedly in his writings, but today our culture is turning a blind eye to Lewis's insight in this critical domain of modern life.

A new short film is now available on Youtube: The Magician’s Twin. This documentary illuminates C.S. Lewis's Christian worldview and how science fits into it harmoniously. I have watched the documentary and highly recommend it. My students have enjoyed it this semester as well at The College at Southwestern.

Note how Lewis was prophetic. We now observe these contemporary developments:

  • “Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist,” claims Darwinist Richard Dawkins.
  • “It may be necessary to put democracy on hold for a while,” insists another.
  • The chief medical editor for NBC News, meanwhile, argues that eliminating handicapped babies through abortion is “pro-science.”

As The Magician’s Twin reveals, Lewis has important things to tell us about this growing abuse of science, and he offers penetrating insights into many hot-button issues of our time, including evolution, intelligent design, bioengineering, moral relativism, and even the role of government.

“The Magician’s Twin documentary is so important I wanted to make them as easy as possible for people to access which is why it’s premiering for free on Youtube,” said Dr. John West of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. West directed the documentary and is the editor of the recent book of the same name, which features essays about Lewis’s views on these subjects from 10 Lewis scholars.

“Anyone can watch the film right now for free at YouTube, and also can download a free chapter from the book that explores Lewis’s views on intelligent design, at cslewisweb.com/download,” added West. The Magician’s Twin book and film are produced by the Center for Science and Culture at Discovery Institute.

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