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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
Sep 08, 2010 Melissa Travis rated it it was amazing
Eye-opening study on the sociological ramifications of Darwinism.
Margaret Dillon
May 14, 2009 Margaret Dillon rated it really liked it
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
Brett Williams
Sep 12, 2015 Brett Williams rated it did not like it
Those hoping to save science in the free world should read this

Science in America is under assault from the Fundamentalist Right and Fundamentalist Left. In the case of John West's "Darwin Day In America," Creationists on the Right are getting better at what they do. West's book may be diced in any number of ways but this reader sees it as five-pronged. 1) establish Darwin's theory as ultimately immoral, 2) claim immorality of scientists practicing materialistic, non-directed science (i.e. not
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Michael
May 12, 2009 Michael rated it it was amazing
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.
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Mar 02, 2008 Rusty rated it it was amazing
A great book for those wondering how Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution have affected our culture.
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I am reading this as part of my research for a radio program on the implications of one's view of origins.
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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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