Creating a Pagan Theocracy:
Chapter 16 of The Political Theory of Christ is available as a 36 page booklet at Amazon.
This essay is an analytical overview of the history of modern science since 1800. It depicts the rise of modern science during the nineteenth century as a “full and final revelation of reality” in competition with the Christian revelation.
It then turns to the middle of the twentieth century to detail the collapse of modern science as a unitary system of belief. In 1962, Thomas Kuhn’s “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions” marked the beginning of the collapse of science as a system of thought revealing "reality as such." By the beginning of the twenty-first century, few philosophers or historians of science any longer believed that modern science was a "revelation of reality," but now believed only that the various sciences were attempts to “model” reality. Nor did most philosophers and historians of science any longer believe in reductionism, the doctrine that every scientific theory could be “reduced” to the laws of physics.
The essay then examines the relationship of religious belief to scientific theory. Based upon philosopher of science Roy A. Clouser’s “The Myth of Religious Neutrality,” the religious character of all theorizing is illustrated by a brief review of the various pagan religious beliefs that underlie today's sciences of mathematics, physics, psychology, and biology.