“The modern fable is that science exposed religion as a delusion and more or less supplanted it. But science cannot serve in the place of religion because it cannot generate an ethics or a morality. It can give us no reason to prefer a child to a dog, or to choose honorable poverty over fraudulent wealth. It can give us no grounds for preferring what is excellent to what is sensationalistic. And this is more or less where we are now.”
The Death of Adam–Essays on Modern Thought, Marilynne Robinson (pg. 71)
If you don’t have this book, get it. An absolute dismantling of the likes of Darwin, Freud, Nietzsche, Spencer, and Dennett (and that’s just the first essay).