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C.S. Lewis and Science

Excerpts of The Magician’s Twin Book Now Available Online

In celebration of the upcoming 50th anniversary of C.S. Lewis’s death and the installation of a memorial to Lewis in the famous Poet’s Corner of Westminster Abbey, Discovery Institute Press is making available free excerpts from several chapters of the book The Magician’s Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society edited by John G. West. Enjoy! Darwin in the Dock: C.S. Lewis’s Limited Acceptance of Common DescentDarwin in the Dock: C.S. Lewis’s Critique of Evolution and EvolutionismFrom C.S. Lewis, Four Arguments Friendly to a Universe by DesignC.S. Lewis on Science as a Threat to FreedomA Regenerate Science?For the Approaching 50th Anniversary of C.S. Lewis’s Death, a Look at The Magician’s Twin

The Magician’s Twin Three-Part Documentary Series

The Magician’s Twin is both a book and a three-part documentary series that explores C.S. Lewis’s views on science, scientism, and society, including such controversial issues as bioengineering, evolution, and intelligent design. You can find out more about the book here. You can watch the three-part documentary series as the installments become available on YouTube using the embedded videos below. Part one of the documentary series,  C.S. Lewis and the Case Against Scientism, explores Lewis’s prophetic concerns about the misuse of science to “abolish” man and to undermine personal freedoms and human dignity.Part two of the documentary series, C.S. Lewis and Evolution, examines Lewis’s growing doubts about parts of Darwinian evolution, beginning with his views while still an atheist.Part three Read More ›
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C.S. Lewis and Intelligent Design: A New Documentary

A fascinating documentary premieres on Nov. 19, 2013 that will explore C.S. Lewis's journey to discover evidence of intelligent design in a world filled with evil, cruelty, and suffering. Read More ›
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YouTube Premiere of Magician’s Twin Documentary

Now available on YouTube, the new documentary "The Magician's Twin" explores C.S. Lewis's prophetic warnings about the abuse of science and how Lewis's concerns are increasingly relevant for us today. Read More ›
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Newly Discovered Notes Reveal C.S. Lewis’s Early Doubts about Darwin

Newly discovered notes reveal C.S. Lewis’s intense interest in the topic of evolution as well as his early skepticism of Darwin. The notes are described and quoted from for the first time in the new book The Magician's Twin. Read More ›

The Magician’s Twin: New Book and Film on Lewis and Scientism

The fall of 2012 will see the release of The Magician’s Twin, a new book and film exploring C.S. Lewis’s views about science, scientism, and society. The book comes out in late September, while the film will premiere in Seattle on August 11, San Diego on Sept. 15, and St. Louis on Oct. 13, followed by an online release on YouTube in November. Edited by Dr. John West (who previously co-edited The C.S. Lewis Readers’ Encyclopedia), The Magician’s Twin book will explore Lewis’s warnings about the dehumanizing impact of scientism on ethics, politics, faith, reason, and science itself. Issues explored include Lewis’s views on bioethics, eugenics, evolution, intelligent design, and what he called “scientocracy.” Contributors to the volume include Michael Read More ›

C.S. Lewis and Materialism

“You say the materialist universe is ‘ugly,’” wrote C. S. Lewis to a young skeptic in 1950. “…If you are really a product of the materialistic universe, how is it you don’t feel at home there?” Nearly half-a-century later, Lewis’s question still resonates. Modern society continues to operate largely on the materialistic premises of such thinkers as Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, and Sigmund Freud. Yet few today feel at home in the materialist universe where God does not exist, where ideas do not matter, and where every human behavior is reduced to non-rational causes. C. S. Lewis spent much of his life debunking the sterility of materialist thinking; and his insights are as relevant now as when they were first Read More ›

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