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

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

by John G. West
     
 

ISBN-10: 1933859326

ISBN-13: 9781933859323

Pub. Date: 11/06/2007

Publisher: ISI Books

At The Dawn of The Twentieth Century, 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. But the ideology of scientism has in fact corrupted American politics and culture, as Discovery Institute senior fellow

Overview

At The Dawn of The Twentieth Century, 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. But the ideology of scientism has in fact corrupted American politics and culture, as Discovery Institute senior fellow John G. West demonstrates in this extensively researched book. And in a brand-new chapter for this paperback, West reveals how we are now witnessing the rise of "totalitarian science," whose defenders are fighting to remake every sphere of human life, from public policy and education to ethics and religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933859323
Publisher:
ISI Books
Publication date:
11/06/2007
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Introduction     xiii
Origins of Scientific Materialism
Nothing Buttery from Atomism to the Enlightenment     3
Darwin's Revolution     23
Crime and Punishment
Criminal Science     45
Crime as Mental Illness     61
Turning Punishment into Treatment     79
Wealth and Poverty
Law of the Jungle     105
Breeding Our Way out of Poverty     123
The Science of Business     163
Building the World of Tomorrow     187
Schools and Scholars
Darwin Day in America     209
Banned in Burlington     231
Junk Science in the Bedroom     269
Sex Miseducation     291
Life and Death
Redefining Life     325
Redefining Death     343
Conclusion: The Abolition of Man     359
Notes     377
Index     473

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