Like the rest of your church, CS Lewis has no standing in the scientific debate.Great scientists from the past
C.S. Lewis showed the very strong connection between the development of modern scientific thought and the belief the scientists held in a Creator (Lawgiver).“Men become scientific because they expected law in nature and they expected law in nature because they believed in a lawgiver.”
Besides, even in his own field, Lewis was a hack. Check out this quotation from him:
“All I am in private life is a literary critic and historian, that’s my job ... And I’m prepared to say on that basis if anyone thinks the Gospels are either legends or novels, then that person is simply showing his incompetence as a literary critic."
Really? I mean, really?? Anybody who disagrees with him that a magical story is factual or not is incompetent as a literary critic? How arrogant is that?
First, I don't need to be a literary critic to determine that the bible is mythological. It's self-contradictory. Being familiar with the law of noncontradiction will suffice.
Second, the man is talking about a grossly subjective area - literary criticism. It is the verbal analog of art or movie criticism. There are no facts, just opinions. That comment from Lewis is tantamount to Leonard Malkin or Roger Ebert saying that anybody who doubts one of their judgments is incompetent to judge movies.
So, then - is this a man of judgment that I should respect, and whose opinions I should highly regard? No. That was a petulant and impetuous comment, not the words of a seasoned intellect. As I noted, Lewis was a hack with a religious agenda.
And after trying to pull rank as a critic and undermine the opinions of noncritics, now you offer his opinions on science, and even call him a great scientist? GTFOOH.