A new book on Galileo thumps the tub for “science,” with predictable results, says a reviewer. Aw, even Galileo wasn’t “Galileo,” for crying out loud. And science isn’t well served by uncritical fans of the concept itself, apart from day-to-day realities.
But it’s really all that a wornout establishment can provide.
Wigner’s essay was viewed as a sort of “treason” against science, meaning that his thinking did not lead in a naturalist (nature is all there is) direction. Naturalism is often called “materialism.”