God and the Light Bulb

28 03 2008

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Listening to Catholic radio today, I caught the tail-end of a program on G.K. Chesterton. As usual, I was really interested in the program in order to mine it for the one line zingers that Chesterton is infamous for. One such zinger was his saying that science could no more tell you what to think than the telephone can tell you what to say, or something to that affect. I can concede that Chesterton very much had his finger to the pulse of the throbbing pains of modernity, though I have never found his prose very pleasing.
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