#5 Story of 2022: The Rise of Totalitarian Science

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Now, facts are becoming clearer — and so are the momentous consequences of the pandemic for our culture. Source
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Slaying Leviathan Conference: John West on C. S. Lewis, Scientocracy, and More

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On Saturday in Tacoma, he will also discuss what we can learn about the relationship between faith and politics from American history in the 1800s. Source
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Darwinian Racism, Past and Present

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John West discusses his experience visiting the Museum of Criminal Anthropology in Turin, Italy, and Cesare Lombroso’s racist ideas about evolution. Source
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In the Footsteps of Social Darwinist Cesare Lombroso

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Lombroso’s ideas were quack science. But they were taken seriously by criminologists and public officials around the world until they were debunked. Source
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Before the Third Reich: America’s Darwinist Eugenics Crusade

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One of the most famous instances was Carrie Buck, sterilized as “feeble minded” despite going on to live a normal productive life. Source
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Darwinism and Scientific Totalitarianism: John West’s Darwin Day in America

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The afterword, on “Totalitarian Science,” published in 2015, shows John West as a prophet of things to come. Source
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The Tragedy of Francis Collins’s Model for Science-Faith Integration 

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The depiction of Francis Collins as someone who has developed a good model for integrating faith and science is in many respects a tragic myth. Source
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Why Should a Baby Live?

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My title is adapted from a 2012 article by two philosophers, Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva. Source
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Why “Humanize”? A New Effort to Defend the Unique Dignity of Human Beings

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Hello. My name is Wesley J. Smith and I am honored to be chairman of Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism. I am writing to you here to introduce the CHE’s new blog, which we call Humanize. Humanize will complement and supplement the important work of the Center for Science & Culture and its invaluable Evolution News site.  Why did we choose “Humanize” as the name for the site? The once self-evident truth of human exceptionalism is under intensifying attack, as readers of Evolution News know well. Indeed, one of the tragic trends in thinking about evolution has been to blur the distinction between humans and animals. History warns us not to regard this lightly. Recent documentaries by Discovery Institute Vice President John West, Human Zoos and The Biology of…
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