Western Civilization is based on Ancient Greek philosophy, Judaism, Christianity and the Enlightenment.
The Enlightenment has given us evidence and inductive reasoning, as well as giving us freedom and equality.
The Enlightenment has also given us modern medicine, modern economics, liberal democracy, science and technology.
In particular the Enlightement abolished institutional slavery for the first time in history in the House of Commons in 1833.
And under the Enlightenment, women gained their emancipation for the first time in history in Austalia and New Zealand in 1900.
And in Ireland in 2009 and in Australia in 2014, independent Judicial Enquiries have exposed the extent of institutional child sexual abuse for the first time in history.
So the Enlightenment has the runs on the board.
And at a more abstract level, the Enlightenment gave us a habit of mind called counter-intuitive.
And I am fortunate to have been born a Subject in a country based on the Scottish and English Enlightenment.