The Death of Humanity: and the Case for Life

The Death of Humanity: and the Case for Life

by Richard Weikart


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The Death of Humanity: and the Case for Life by Richard Weikart

Do you believe human life is inherently valuable? Unfortunately, in the secularized age of state-sanctioned euthanasia and abortion-on-demand, many are losing faith in the simple value of human life. To the disillusioned, human beings are a cosmic accident whose intrinsic value is worth no more than other animals.

The Death of Humanity explores our culture's declining respect for the sanctity of human life, drawing on philosophy and history to reveal the dark road ahead for society if we lose our faith in human life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621574897
Publisher: Salem Books
Publication date: 04/04/2016
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 467,791
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

RICHARD WEIKART is professor of modern European history at California State University, Stanislaus, and Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. He has published numerous scholarly articles, as well as four previous books, including From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany. His book Hitler’s Religion will be published in 2016. He has appeared in several documentaries, including Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. In addition to scholarly journals, his work has been featured and discussed in the Washington Post , the Philadelphia Inquirer, National Review, Christianity Today, World magazine, Breakpoint, Citizen, various radio shows, and other venues.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Introduction 1

1 Man the Machine 23

2 Created from Animals 49

3 My Genes Made Me Do It 89

4 My Upbringing Made Me Do It 123

5 The Love of Pleasure 155

6 Superman's Contempt for Humanity 185

7 A Matter of Life and Death 215

8 The Future of Humanity 253

Conclusion 281

Acknowledgments 289

Notes 291

Index 333

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