[Published in Books and Culture Nov/Dec 1996]
54. Just as liberal feminists are frequently content with a minimum agenda of legal and social equality for women and "pro-choice," so liberal (and even some socialist) mathematicians are often content to work with the hegemonic Zernelo-Fraenkel framework (which, reflecting its nineteenth-century liberal origins, already incorporates the axiom of equality) supplemented by the axiom of choice. But this framework is grossly insufficient for a liberatory mathematics, as was proven long ago by Cohen, 1966.
My guess is that this narrative [the standard scientific materialist understanding of cosmic and biological evolution] that scientists have woven from their knowledge, this modern myth of creation, will be as viable 100 or even 1000 years from now as it is today. Why? Because it is true. Moreover, given how far science has already come, and given the physical, social, and cognitive limits constraining further research, science is unlikely to make any significant additions to the knowledge it has already generated. There will be no great revelations in the future comparable to those bestowed upon us by Darwin or Einstein or Watson and Crick.