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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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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 ›

How Hollywood Reinvented C. S. Lewis in the Film “Shadowlands”

It is understandable why the 1993 film Shadowlands won rave reviews when it was originally released. The acting is splendid, the script is literate, and the production design is first-rate. All things considered, the film is a wonderful piece of cinema and well worth seeing. For those of us who never had the rare privilege of meeting C. S. Lewis in person, Shadowlands brings Lewis and his world to life in a new way. Nevertheless, despite its beauty and its pathos, Shadowlands is not without major failings in the realm of accuracy. Unfortunately, many people seem to take at face value the film’s opening claim that “this is a true story.” The reviewer for Christianity Today, for instance, wrote that Read More ›

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