From the July/August, 1999 issue of Touchstone
science The Regeneration of Science & Culture by John G. West, Jr.

The Regeneration of Science & Culture

The Cultural Implications of Scientific Materialism Versus Intelligent Design

by John G. West, Jr.

To appreciate fully the cultural implications of intelligent design, one first must understand the cultural damage inflicted by scientific materialism, the paradigm it seeks to replace.

Scientific materialism claims that human beings can be wholly explained as the material products of biology, chemistry, and environment. While the roots of materialism reach back to ancient Greece, materialism became enshrined as the reigning philosophy of Western culture largely due to the work of Charles Darwin. Darwin made materialism credible by explain . . .


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