Whirled Views

A Framework for Mapping Reality & Engaging Ideological Confusion

"Science is more than a body of knowledge. It's a way of thinking," said Carl Sagan in the last interview he gave before his death in 1996 at age 62. Sagan and Charlie Rose were discussing Sagan's last book, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, and the danger that America's deficiency in basic science posed for future generations. People in positions of power, they agreed, as well as the electorates who put them there, must have a correct understanding of "the way the universe really is" and not be informed by doctrines that "make us feel good." "If we are not able to ask skeptical questions, to interrogate those who tell us that something is true," Sagan stressed,"then...

 

has a BS in Computer Science and worked as a software engineer with IBM until she hopped off the career track to be a full-time mom. She lives in Indianapolis, IN, and writes on apologetics and matters of faith.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #41, Summer 2017 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo41/whirled-views

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