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



[PDF / Epub] ★ Darwin Day In America: How Our Politics and Culture Have Been Dehumanized in the Name of Science ✪ John G. West – E17streets4all.co.uk DARWIN DAY IN AMERICA How Our Politics and Culture Have Been Dehumanized in the Name of ScienceJOHN G WEST Updated with a brand new chapter for the paperback editionA superb overview of what happens o DARWIN DAY IN AMERICA How Our Politics and In America: PDF/EPUB Â Culture Have Been Dehumanized in Darwin Day PDF/EPUB ² the Name of ScienceJOHN G WEST Updated with a brand new chapter for the Day In America: PDF ✓ paperback editionA superb overview of what happens once we start seeing man as an overachieving worm Marvin Olasky, World U P D A TED WITH A N EW CHAPT E R O N SCIENTISM I N THE AGE OF O B AMA At the dawn of the twentieth 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 maladjustmentBut the results have been disastrous, as Discovery Institute senior fellow John G West demonstrates in this captivating book Based on extensive archival research, Darwin Day in Americashows how the ideology of scientism has corrupted American politics and culture Scientific experts in thrall to the assumptions of philosophical materialism began treating human beings as little than animals or machinesThe consequences have been far reaching and extend to the present, as West reveals in a brand new chapter for the paperback on scientism in the Age of Obama.Darwin Day In America: How Our Politics and Culture Have Been Dehumanized in the Name of Science

Also publishes as John G West JrDr John In America: PDF/EPUB Â West is a Senior Fellow Darwin Day PDF/EPUB ² at the Seattle based Discovery Institute, where he is Associate Director of Discovery s Day In America: PDF ✓ 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 constitutional law, American government and institutions, and religion and politicsDr West was previously an Associate Professor of Political Science at Seattle Pacific University where he chaired the Political Science department, and he has taught political science and history courses at California State University, San Bernardino and Azusa Pacific University From , Dr West served as Managing Editor of Public Research, Syndicated, which distributed essays on public affairs tothan daily and weekly newspapersDr West has written or edited numerous books He also has contributed articles to a wide range of scholarly and popular outlets, including National Review Online, FoxNews, The Encyclopedia of the American Presidency, Wake Forest Law Review, Policy Review, The Washington Times, The Seattle Times, The Seattle Post Intelligencer, The St Louis Post Dispatch, The Detroit News, and The San Diego UnionDr West holds a PhD in Government from Claremont Graduate University and a BA in Communications from the University of Washington He is a recipient of several academic fellowships, including a Haynes Foundation Dissertation Grant, an Earhart Foundation Fellowship, a Richard Weaver Fellowship, and a Chevron Journalism Economics Scholarship Dr West is a member of the American Political Science Association, Pi Sigma Alpha the national political science honor society , and Phi Beta Kappa.

Darwin Day In America: How Our Politics and Culture Have
    Darwin Day In America: How Our Politics and Culture Have overachieving worm Marvin Olasky, World U P D A TED WITH A N EW CHAPT E R O N SCIENTISM I N THE AGE OF O B AMA At the dawn of the twentieth 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 maladjustmentBut the results have been disastrous, as Discovery Institute senior fellow John G West demonstrates in this captivating book Based on extensive archival research, Darwin Day in Americashows how the ideology of scientism has corrupted American politics and culture Scientific experts in thrall to the assumptions of philosophical materialism began treating human beings as little than animals or machinesThe consequences have been far reaching and extend to the present, as West reveals in a brand new chapter for the paperback on scientism in the Age of Obama."/>
  • Paperback
  • 532 pages
  • Darwin Day In America: How Our Politics and Culture Have Been Dehumanized in the Name of Science
  • John G. West
  • 06 November 2019
  • 1610171357

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

  1. says:

    Eye opening study on the sociological ramifications of Darwinism.

  2. says:

    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 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 how very shaky the foundations of Darwin s theory are

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    Convincing argument that scientific materialism has dehumanized our culture But even if you don t accept the premise, it s still a good historical account of Darwinism, the eugenics movement and the overall clash of science and religion in the modern age.

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    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 n 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 directed by God , 3 breed doubt about evolution and science in general, 4 portray the truth of Creationism as underdog against massive institutional odds, 5 offer the solution of Intelligent Design with instructions on teach the controversy approach because they have no evidence against evolution Ground the reader, inspire them, call for action.First, it s important to recognize who writes this book West is a Creationist for the Discovery Institute promoters of teaching religion in science class However, this alone does not make what West claims as incorrect A careful reading finds West is right about some matters, wrong about others Mixing them makes the wrong appear right He s close to spot on when it comes to materialistic perspectives humans have applied to themselves in the modern era, attempting something like what Romanticism did in response to Enlightenment West elaborates this in his sections on Crime And Punishment and the obvious oddities of Alfred Kinsey s sexual perspectives The black eye delivered science by eugenics straddling the last two centuries is noted throughout the book, over and over, to make sure we didn t miss it the 100th time Recall, Sparta killed what they considered weak infants 2300 years before Darwin Neither Darwin nor his followers invented the concept as West tells it nor can this moral issue refute evolution as a scientific matter A sizable fraction of that which West is right about is not so much an indictment of science as it is of scientific illiteracy, including his own As a religious Conservative, West is unaware how like Postmodernist liberals he is in his opposition to science While West and team target science as a source of moral evil, Postmodernists target science secondarily as a source of power for the moral evils of Western Civilization And yet, after all the agendas, science is about describing nature as it is, not how we want it to be Sociology, psychology, cultural studies, Creationism, Intelligent Design, Critical Analysis of evolution are not science though they pretend to be Both sides want the cachet of modern science as their defender, but to do so they must transform it into something else, as both Creationists in high schools and Postmoderns in university humanities departments have done to varying degrees of success In the end though, neither side is able to refute science, so on the Creationist side West is forced as Creationists must always be to satisfy themselves with fabricating controversy which becomes real in the public mind with their marketing and media machine West s book goes far in furthering that project Under the first prong of Darwin s evil, the tactic of taking remarks out of context is employed We are nothing but a big fruit fly We relike worms than we ever imagined The worm represents a very simple human Are we to believe those quoted actually mean this Does West The Bible says we are like worms Micah 7 17 , foxes Job 13 4 , wolves Ezekiel 22.27 Do these literally mean that Perhaps West should assign guilt to the Bible as it far precedes Darwin in materialist thinking On the other hand, if genome findings show we share 99% of our genes with mice and we even have genes that could make a tail , it s West who then says we are mice, not Jane Rogers who published the mouse genome But if the genome in fact shows this compliance, what are we to do with such data Perhaps classify it because it might make some people squeamish West blames Darwin for perversions in his name long after his death much as Jesus gets associated with the Crusades, Spanish Inquisition and witch burning In West s book, Darwin is blamed even for the hideous sham of modern art.For his second prong of immorality throughout science, West quotes Neal Gillespie, noting that scientists have used materialistic models of causality, rejecting supernatural and theological factors Yes The very core of science only explainable causes that provide testable predictions are allowed West notes that evolution is purposeless and non directed like fusion, oxidation, or the spontaneous emission of photons , and that this materialistic perspective makes science immoral Instead of the strength it is, this is a cold and heartless fact to West Since faith cannot be submitted to the rigors of science, what does West expect science to do Should there be Christian science in America, Hindu science in India, Buddhist science in Nepal Brewing doubt, West spends most of his calories on the tactic of elucidating real or invented inconsistencies in evolution as there remain shortcomings in Newtonian theory of mechanics, Einstein s theory of Relativity, and theory of quantum mechanics Yet these theories work well enough to create GPS, semiconductors and every machine humankind ever built Are these accurate models of nature or not No scientific theory is born fully grown For West and the Postmodernist Left this is an indictment of science, proving how flawed something that begins incomplete must be Given the myriad disagreements about the nature and life of Jesus resulting in the many denominations in existence today, would West and his Creationists comrades then assert that Jesus did not exist Or that he did live but his teachings were incorrect Outside Discovery Institute Michael Behe s offering that the intelligent designer may be a space alien, West never once provides a scientific argument opposing evolution No testable model, no measurements, no data on anything And for good reason Creationists know full well that such an approach glazes the eyes of our TV generation Better to market their message with slick campaigns and sound bite logic.Finally we get to Intelligent Design ID where we find West is not without humor as he tries to convince us ID goes all the back to Greece and Rome In other words, We didn t just make this up to circumvent Supreme Court decisions While West claims apparently complex systems in nature are best explained as products of an intelligent cause , can he test that He might as well say complex systems are best explained by Scientology s King Xenu, but can he test it This has all been done before, when in the 16th century natural theology created a God of the gaps a term created by theologians as something to avoid For everything as yet not understood, God was assigned responsibility The problem being that God by man s doing was forced to retreat from each knowledge gap eventually filled by science That there remain systems too complex for us to yet fully understand proves one thing, that our knowledge remains incomplete Hardly does it prove there is an intelligent force behind nature No matter how much West slander s Darwin, evolution has been found to be a fact of nature in everything from astronomy to zoology, remaining one of the great achievements in human discovery But the future of science in America remains as uncertain as it was for the Islamic Empire when it turned away from rational thought for zealotry and fundamentalism, condemning themselves to the dustbin of history In an era when China embraces science as America retreats, West and his Creationist comrades in unexpected concert with their enemies, the Fundamentalist Left, threaten to wreck those great hopes of our Founders with Enlightenment science in their bones As Hayek said of freedom, so too for science in the modern era, it must be fought for and won over and over again in the same place

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    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 muchdespite the title, it s not a science text at all I m impressed with West and will be seeking outof his work.

  6. says:

    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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    I am reading this as part of my research for a radio program on the implications of one s view of origins.

  8. says:

    A great book for those wondering how Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution have affected our culture.

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