As I read this article I couldn’t help but think of one of my favorite essays by Neil Postman called “Science and the Story We Need.”
God is dead, Nietzsche said before he went insane. He may have meant gods are dead. If he did, he was wrong. In this century, new gods have rushed in to replace the old but most have had no staying power.
But in the end, science does not provide the answers most of us require. Its story of our origins and of our end is, to say the least, unsatisfactory.
Into the breach has come still another contender—the offspring of the science-god—the great god of technology.