The Retard-o-tron™ exploded this morning. It started out as it always does when it finds something crazy, with sirens and flashing lights. But then it gave an almost human shriek of horror, followed by a deep groan, and finally it burst into pieces. We’ll have to get another.
With its dying gasp, the fatally-exhausted device led us to an article in WorldNetDaily (WND) — thus the jolly buffoon logo above this post. It’s another masterpiece by one of our WND favorites — Ellis Washington, whom we last described in this earlier post. The new article is Ellis’ follow-up to one we wrote about last week — see Ellis Washington: Darwin, C. S. Lewis, & Magic.
Today’s essay from Ellis, which cruelly overloaded the Retard-o-tron™, is C.S. Lewis: When science becomes magic, Part 2. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Conventional thinking by the progressive left treats science as something innovative, original and modern. For C.S. Lewis, however, science was more closely related to ancient magic.
The “left” likes science, so presumably the “right” hates it. Alas, that’s all too true in today’s American political spectrum. As for science being related to magic, if that’s an accurate description of what Lewis thought, he was an imbecile. Ellis then introduces what he’s talking about today by repeating what he told us last week:
Lewis characterized science and magic as analogous, emphasizing three different ways science and magic are similar: 1) Science/magic as the ability to function as religion demanding absolute obedience, devotion and worship; 2) Science/magic as credulity commands groupthink and ironically promotes a lack of skepticism; and 3) Science/magic as power over the world in order to dominate society and triumph over nature and the universe.
Ellis spends the rest of his essay elaborating on those points. We’ll skip most of it, giving you only the parts where he mentions Darwin and evolution — starting with this:
Science has the capacity to induce worship to the same degree as any religion; her prophets are scientists and professors, their decrees infallible! Indeed, doesn’t a magical view of the world beguile one with a sense of awe that surely life is more than our humdrum daily lives? This grandeur of the universe gives us a sense of meaning and purpose that transcends the physical world, entering the realm of the metaphysical world. Even for those people who aren’t religious, this magical view of the world can in fact be more compelling, because science-as-religion substitutes God (religion) for scientism (magic, politics). Therefore, in reality, since Darwin’s “The Origin of Species” (1859), modern science has indeed devolved into a pseudo-religion; a racist, diabolical cult and a servile slave to socialist politics and government funding.
If you’re not vomiting yet, there’s something wrong with you. Let it out — an occasional purge is good for you. Let’s read on:
A second way science and magic are similar, according to C. S. Lewis, is their encouragement of a lack of skepticism. [BWAHAHAHAHAHA!] This may seem paradoxical to many people; however, science/magic can support a kind of credulous thinking where you just slavishly believe whatever “the expert” says. Skeptics or dissenting views, for example, are ridiculed as “global warming deniers,” “flat-Earthers” and are routinely denied tenure as professors. How does science encourage this kind of credulous and slavish groupthink? Lewis pointed out that in the modern world, people will believe almost anything if it’s dressed up in the name of science.
Dressing up nonsense so it has some of the trappings of science is a favorite tactic of creationists, who are forever peddling their “creation science.” It’s also a propaganda technique of the Discoveroids with their “theory” of intelligent design. Ellis continues:
According to Lewis, another example of science-inspired groupthink was Darwinism, or evolution atheism – the popular idea that matter could magically transmute itself into complex and conscious living things through a blind and unguided process independent of “God.” Lewis’ skepticism about materialistic evolution questioned the ability of Darwin’s theory to explain for complex structures, like the human eye, through a blind, unguided progression like natural selection.
Earlier we said that if Lewis truly believed such things, then he was an imbecile. We now amend that to add that he was also a madman. Here’s more:
The third connection concerning science and magic, according to Lewis, is the lust for power. Magic covets power above all things. Magicians, fortunetellers, witches all crave power over the natural world and over the universe. They desire to possess the deeper, mysterious powers of nature in order to control it, to control people.
Fortunately, religious leaders never succumb to those temptations. Moving along:
Likewise, Lewis understood that much of modern science was actually derived from power over the world, and beginning in the 1860s [Darwin published his theory in 1859], using that godlike power was imperative to usher in a new age of scientific utopia. Therefore, science is now the new savior to recreate our world independent of “God.”
We were so much better off in the Dark Ages, before science enslaved us. Skipping a bunch (trust us, you’re not missing anything) we come to the thundering climax:
Besides Darwin, Nietzsche and Freud, one of the greatest heroes of the political and academic left is Karl Marx (1818-1883), the father of communism and socialism, who plainly stated: “My life’s goal is to dethrone God and destroy capitalism.” I challenge anyone to demonstrate that, nearly six years into the Obama administration, Marx’s diabolical intent has not been enforced into every aspect of American life, culture, society and policy.
That was probably true of Marx, but it has nothing to do with Darwin — or science. Ellis doesn’t care; he doesn’t even know what he’s writing. In his typical style, he just throws a bunch of stuff together into an incoherent jumble and it gets published by WorldNetDaily. No wonder the Retard-o-tron™ exploded.
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