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CS Lewis on Aligning with Reality, with Natural Law

CS Lewis, The Abolition of Man, cited in “Swimming Upstream”, Christian Research Journal, by R. Keith Loftin (2021)

There is something which unites magic and applied science (technology) while separating them from the “wisdom” of earlier ages. For the wise men of old, the cardinal problem of human life was how to conform the soul to objective reality, and the solution was wisdom, self-discipline, and virtue. For the modern, the cardinal problem is how to conform reality to the wishes of man, and the solution is a technique.