Article Series

Six Dominant Ideas

Ideas can be powerful. If they are good, we all benefit; but bad ideas can have disastrous effects. In this series Vision looks at six prominent ideas of our time, each of which stems from a belief in science and scientists as the ultimate arbiters of true knowledge, a rejection of the metaphysical, and thus a repudiation of God’s role in human life. Today these six concepts animate our thinking and the language we all use; yet, as this series shows, each one is fundamentally flawed.

Six Dominant Ideas, Part I: Origin of a Specious Theory

Part 1

Origin of a Specious Theory

David Hulme

In the first article in a series examining the foundations of modern Western thought, Vision looks at a theory that removed God from His role as Creator. 

Six Dominant Ideas, Part 2: A Dark Fellow From Trier

Part 2

A Dark Fellow From Trier

David Hulme

Karl Marx may have influenced modern history more than any other intellectual, but what influenced his theories? 

Six Dominant Ideas, Part 3: A Dream Gone Wrong

Part 3

A Dream Gone Wrong

David Hulme

Sigmund Freud’s theories have helped to shape the mental framework of just about everyone, whether they have read his works or not.

Positively No Absolutes

Part 4

Positively No Absolutes?

David Hulme

A look at two philosophies that gained prominence largely as a result of 20th-century developments in science. 

Turning the Intellectual Tide

Part 5

Turning the Intellectual Tide

David Hulme

An analysis of the important ideas that have shaped the modern world suggests that faith and reason are not mutually exclusive.