The Magician’s Twin Three-Part Documentary Series

The Magician’s Twin is both a book and a three-part documentary series that explores C.S. Lewis’s views on science, scientism, and society, including such controversial issues as bioengineering, evolution, and intelligent design. You can find out more about the book here. You can watch the three-part documentary series as the installments become available on YouTube using the embedded videos below.

  • Part one of the documentary series,  C.S. Lewis and the Case Against Scientism, explores Lewis’s prophetic concerns about the misuse of science to “abolish” man and to undermine personal freedoms and human dignity.
  • Part two of the documentary series, C.S. Lewis and Evolution, examines Lewis’s growing doubts about parts of Darwinian evolution, beginning with his views while still an atheist.
  • Part three of the documentary series, C. S. Lewis and Intelligent Design, will explore Lewis’s personal struggle to find evidence of intelligent design in a world filled with cruelty, imperfection, and injustice. This video will premiere on YouTube on November 19, 2013.

C.S. Lewis and Intelligent Design: A New Documentary

Throughout his life, C.S. Lewis struggled with what he called the “argument from undesign,” the reality that nature exhibits cruelty and imperfection as well as purpose and beauty.  A new 17-minute documentary tells about Lewis’s fascinating personal journey to find evidence of intelligent design in nature despite natural evil. The video is premiering on YouTube and the NRB cable and satellite network in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Lewis’s death on November 22, 2013. The documentary features interviews with John West, editor of The Magician’s Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society; Angus Menuge, editor of C.S. Lewis: Lightbearer in the Shadowlands. Victor Reppert, author of C.S. Lewis’s Dangerous Idea; and the late Antony Flew, one of the world’s leading atheists who later came to believe in God before his death.  You can watch the documentary on YouTube starting on Tuesday, November 19.

Premiere of New Documentary on C.S. Lewis and Evolution

What were C.S. Lewis’s views about the provocative topic of Darwinian evolution? Find out in a new short documentary premiering on the C.S. Lewis Web YouTube Channel. The documentary is the second of three videos to be inspired by the recent book The Magician’s Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society.

YouTube Premiere of Magician’s Twin Documentary

  • Does science disprove God?
  • Can science solve all of our social problems?
  • Should scientists try to evolve a superior race?
  • How much surveillance of ordinary people by new technologies is acceptable?

More than a half century ago, C.S. Lewis warned about how science (a good thing) could be twisted in order to attack religion, undermine ethics, and limit human freedom. In the provocative new half-hour documentary The Magician’s Twin: C.S. Lewis and the Case Against Scientism, leading Lewis scholars explore Lewis’s prophetic warnings about the abuse of science and how Lewis’s concerns are increasingly relevant for us today.

The Magician’s Twin: C.S. Lewis and the Case Against Scientism received its television premiere on the NRB Network. The film now can be viewed for free on YouTube.

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The Magician’s Twin: New Book and Film on Lewis and Scientism

The fall of 2012 will see the release of The Magician’s Twin, a new book and film exploring C.S. Lewis’s views about science, scientism, and society. The book comes out in late September, while the film will premiere in Seattle on August 11, San Diego on Sept. 15, and St. Louis on Oct. 13, followed by an online release on YouTube in November.

Edited by Dr. John West (who previously co-edited The C.S. Lewis Readers’ Encyclopedia), The Magician’s Twin book will explore Lewis’s warnings about the dehumanizing impact of scientism on ethics, politics, faith, reason, and science itself. Issues explored include Lewis’s views on bioethics, eugenics, evolution, intelligent design, and what he called “scientocracy.” Contributors to the volume include Michael Aeschliman, author of C.S. Lewis and the Restitution of Man; Victor Reppert, author of C.S. Lewis’s Dangerous Idea; Jay Richards, co-author of the New York Times bestseller Indivisible; and C. John Collins, author of Science and Faith: Friends or Foes.

For more information, check out the book’s webpage.