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Post-Modernism, Galileo and Mead and Kinsey and Other Frauds, Arthur Koestler

Post-Modernism, Galileo and Mead and Kinsey and Other Frauds, Arthur Koestler

Post-Modernism Studies Have Begun: I bought Thaddeus Russell’s course, “What is Post-Modernism.” I like it, but I think I’ve caught three pretty bad errors in the first 20 minutes or so: Margaret Mead’s findings were terribly flawed, Copernicus didn’t suffer severe persecution, Galileo wasn’t persecuted because he was correct.

Christians and Post-Modernism: Joseph Bottum corroborates my hunch: Post-modernism is attacking traditional Christianity’s enemy, modernism, so we have a lot of common ground.

Galileo: What very few people know: Galileo was wrong. His conclusions were right, but his rationale was wrong. He couldn’t prove what he was saying, but rather, expected everyone to accept his conclusions based on the strength of his (supposed) superiority to everyone else. He ended a broken man . . . pride goeth before the fall.

Arthur Koestler: A #metoo villain from the mid-twentieth century. No doubt a creep, but probably a genius, intellectually honest, and interesting.

Books mentioned

Arthur Koestler, Darkness at Noon

Arthur Koestler, The Sleepwalkers

Arthur Koestler, The Thirteenth Tribe

Margaret Mead, Coming of Age in Samoa

Richard John Neuhaus, The Naked Public Square

Other references

Link to Joseph Bottum essay: Christians and Postmoderns.

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