New Film Premiering on Youtube Showcases C.S. Lewis’s Unheeded Warnings on Abuses of Science

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Discovery Institute
Andrew McDiarmid
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Today, C.S. Lewis, creator of Narnia, Screwtape, and Mere Christianity, brings us a warning that modern science—a good thing—could be hijacked to attack faith, undermine ethics, and limit human freedom.

A new short film premiering November 19th on Youtube, The Magician’s Twin, highlights C.S. Lewis’s views on science, scientism and society.

You only need to look around you to see that Lewis was prophetic.

  • “Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist,” claims one scientist.
  • “It may be necessary to put democracy on hold for a while,” insists another.
  • The chief medical editor for NBC News, meanwhile, argues that eliminating handicapped babies through abortion is “pro-science.”
  • A biologist at the University of Texas contends we need to reduce the human population by up to 90% in the name of biodiversity.

As The Magician’s Twin reveals, Lewis has important things to tell us about this growing abuse of science, and he offers penetrating insights into many hot-button issues of our time, including evolution, intelligent design, bioengineering, moral relativism, and even the role of government.

The Magician’s Twin documentary is so important I wanted to make it as easy as possible for people to access which is why it’s premiering for free on Youtube,” said Dr. John West of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture.  West directed the documentary and is the editor of the recent book of the same name, which features essays about Lewis’s views on these subjects from 10 Lewis scholars.

“Anyone can watch the film right now for free at YouTube, and also can download a free chapter from the book that explores Lewis’s views on intelligent design, at,” added West.

The Magician’s Twin book and film are produced by the Center for Science and Culture at Discovery Institute. To schedule at interview with Dr. West or to request a review copy of the book contact Andrew McDiarmid at (206) 292-0401 x155, or e-mail

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