Friday, April 29, 2016
Bishop Barron on Bill Nye and Philosophy
Why rage against Bill Nye when Bishop Barron does it so well? Sophisticated, clear, charitable, and well-informed.
And at 7:17 through the end, Barron makes a devastating link between the crisis of the humanities in American education and Nye's scientism by way of Plato's Cave. That alone makes Barron's refutation worth considering.
The Church, created by Christ and devoted to following Him back to God, loves and defends the True, the Good, and the Beautiful. We obviously need and use science in that pursuit, but Barron reminds that scientism actually impairs and inhibits it. May we remain mindful of the difference!