Tuesday, March 07, 2006

'Not in Kansas Anymore'

Anyone read this book from Christine Wicker called Not In Kansas Anymore : A Curious Tale of How Magic Is Transforming America? I heard about it on another forum, and what the reader got from it is that she's making it sound like having a naturalistic worldview is a bad thing. Apparently she also takes potshots at rationalism and science. She also makes the claim that science has destroyed humanity's sense of "enchantment and sense of wonder."

I'm thinking of making a trip to the bookstore and taking a look myself. though after skimming of the pagan books out there, I'm almost not surprised that one such as this emerged.

Personally, i think if you do lose your sense of enchantment with the world, it's not the fault of science really. I'd like to think science can increase that sense of wonder.

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