The Sunset of the Alchemy of Uncertainty
By Michael Lee
“Thus the centre of the system of the world is immovable.”
Isaac Newton Principia Mathematica (Book 111) (1687)
Gradually, the medieval practices of the alchemists gave way to the modern discipline of chemistry, bringing priceless benefits to medicine and to industry, through the increasing application of strict scientific principles advocated by pioneering thinkers like Galileo, Kepler, Bacon and Descartes.
Today, we’re on the brink of another sea-change in thinking whereby the popular intellectual alchemy of uncertainty, based on a misconception that life is fundamentally random, is destined to fade away and be replaced by a new modernism adopting a scientific approach to the future of society.
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