It was not meant to be sensational. I think word “disaster” is justified because Dr Hodges shows a shift of the scientific paradigm (in pre-Englightment era and even during Rennaisance/Reformation) constisted of knowledge and wisdom. It is forgotten that many scientists were Christians and those who were not they respected Christian values.
Unfortunately in the era of modernity scientists rejected wisdom which resulted:
- isolation of science in the society,
- distrust in science among many people.
Science used to be road to truth. As Dr Hodges shows now science is mainly profit-oriented.
If it is not disaster then how would you call it?
a few clones a disaster does not make.