Sunday, April 08, 2018

for later reading

David Warren writes:

Reason belongs in all those areas to which reason can be applied. It is not opposed to, but complementary to, Faith.
“Rationalism” is not reason, but its deification, in the same relation as “scientism” to science. It produces strange monsters, and a lot of bloodshed, and is paradoxically rife with superstition and the sort of priestcraft that comes in lab-coats. (“Science” says this and “science” says that, and we must run and do whatever Al Gore tells us because of “settled science.” In Russia they had seventy-five years of settled “scientific socialism.”) Mr Hazony’s opposition of genuine scepticism to the posturings of the enlightened is right on.
He is discussing this article at the WSJ:

The Dark Side of the Enlightenment

bookmarked for later reading on my tablet

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