From: Larry Klaes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jun 11 2001 - 15:15:26 PDT
Two different paths to enlightenment
By Chet Raymo, Globe Staff, 6/5/2001
The writer and conservationist Wendell Berry is just the latest in a long
line of critics who accuse science of being a religion.
''We really seem to have conceded to scientists, to the extent of their own
regrettable willingness to occupy it, the place once occupied by the
prophets and priests of religion,'' he writes in his newest book, ''Life Is
He echoes the Czech poet, playwright, and statesman Vaclav Havel, who
famously said of science that ''it kills God and takes his place on the
vacant throne ... as [the] sole legitimate arbiter of all relevant truth.''
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