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Darwin Day in America: How Our Politics and Culture Have Been Dehumanized in the Name of Science

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At the dawn of the last century, leading scientists and politicians giddily predicted that science—especially Darwinian biology—would supply solutions to all the intractable problems of American society, from crime to poverty to sexual maladjustment.Instead, politics and culture were dehumanized as scientific experts began treating human beings as little more than animals ...more
Hardcover, 450 pages
Published November 6th 2007 by Intercollegiate Studies Institute
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Melissa Travis
Eye-opening study on the sociological ramifications of Darwinism.
Margaret Dillon
This book explores how scientific materialism, justified by belief in Darwinian evolution, has dehumanized our politics and our culture. This book is valuable in bringing to light just how all pervasive the idea has become that we are just a higher form of animal life, that we have no soul, no will, that we are totally in thrall to our genes and to bursts of electrical energy in our brains (there being no such thing as mind). All this would be horrifying enough if true, but West's book reveals h ...more
Michael
May 12, 2009 Michael rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Michael by: William Dembski
Deals with the logical outworkings of scientific materialism in the culture, including its reach into the areas of criminal justice, medicine, sex, even architecture.

The information on eugenics is startling.

I expected this to be another book in the line of those pointing out the weaknesses of Darwinian science, but it was so much more (despite the title, it's not a science text at all).

I'm impressed with West and will be seeking out more of his work.
Rusty
A great book for those wondering how Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution have affected our culture.
Heather
I am reading this as part of my research for a radio program on the implications of one's view of origins.
Storm
The early sections on the eugenics movement in the US are outstanding. Very interesting how the consensus of experts can be so messed up.
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Also publishes as John G. West Jr..

Dr. John West is a Senior Fellow at the Seattle-based Discovery Institute, where he is Associate Director of Discovery's Center for Science & Culture and Vice President for Public Policy and Legal Affairs. His current research examines the impact of Darwinian science on public policy and culture during the past century. His other areas of expertise include co
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