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ID Book talk & film 8/11, 7 pm::Magicians Twin (C.S. Lewis) book talk by John West & Film,

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  • John Johnson
    The Magician’s Twin:C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society - film premier and book talk about book edited by John West Sat. August 11, 2012, 7 pm,
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      The Magician’s Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society -
      film premier and book talk about book edited by John West
      Sat. August 11, 2012, 7 pm, $15 for dessert & film & book talk by John West & Jay Richards (book release Sep. 30, 2012).
       
      The event will be at The Triple Door in Seattle ( 216 Union Street ).
      Promoted by Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture
      http://www.discovery.org/e/3411, As of 8/2 – there are 40 tickets left
      View film trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI5jo0WrFiE&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1

      Beloved for his Narnian tales for children and his books of Christian apologetics for adults, best-selling British writer C.S. Lewis also was a perceptive critic of the growing power of scientism in modern society, the misguided effort to apply science to areas outside its proper bounds.

      In a new book, The Magician’s Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society edited by CSC Senior Fellow John West, contemporary writers* probe Lewis’s prophetic warnings about the dehumanizing impact of scientism. The CSC has also produced a short documentary film, The Magician’s Twin: C.S. Lewis and the Challenge of Scientism, which highlights some of the themes developed in the book.

      The event will include a short presentation on the book, a screening of the film, followed by a lively discussion with CSC Senior Fellows John West and Jay Richards.

      Guests can register for the pre-event dinner and film, or the film screening & dessert only. Pre-release copies of the book will be available for purchase at $20 each (tax included, retail $24.95). The cost is $100 for the dinner (beginning at 5:30pm) and film, which includes a pre-release copy of the book ($24.95 retail). The cost is $15 for the dessert and film only. Doors for the film open at 6:45pm. You can use our 
      online form to register for the event now, or call Donna Scott at (206) 292-0401 ext. 128.
      * In this wide-ranging book of essays, contemporary writers probe Lewis’s prophetic warnings about the dehumanizing impact of scientism on ethics, politics, faith, reason, and science itself. Issues explored include Lewis’s views on bioethics, eugenics, evolution, intelligent design, and what he called “scientocracy.” Contributors include Michael Aeschliman, Victor Reppert, Jay Richards, and C. John Collins.
      Ref. http://www.amazon.com/The-Magicians-Twin-Science-Scientism/dp/1936599058
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      I recommend this ID film and book and event, since Discovery Institute scrupulously tries to accomodate YE creationists. I plan to be there myself.
       
      John N. Johnson
      mathematician
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