Reaping the Wokewind

When Materialism Turns on Its Own

“For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.”Hosea 8:7

These are dark days. Ideological campaigns against sanity deny everything from the objectivity of arithmetic and the binary of male and female to, more recently, the moral truth that promoting genocide of the Jews is unambiguously evil.

But there is a small silver lining in this dark cloud.

First, some background. A cadre of atheist scientists, including cosmologist Lawrence Krauss and evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne, have long worked to silence and deplatform scientists who hold to the theory of intelligent design (ID), the view that some things in nature are best explained as resulting from a...


is a senior fellow with Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture and the author or co-author of numerous articles and books, including Heretic: One Scientist’s Journey from Darwin to Design, with Matt Leisola (Discovery Institute, 2018), The Hobbit Party: The Vision of Freedom That Tolkien Got and the West Forgot, with Jay Richards (Ignatius, 2014), and A Meaningful World: How the Arts and Sciences Reveal the Genius of Nature, with Benjamin Wiker (IVP, 2006).

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #68, Spring 2024 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |


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