Literary Naturalism and a Time Machine

"survival of the fittest", 2001: A Space Odyssey, civilization, Culture & Ethics, Darwinian materialism, Darwinian theory, Émile Zola, Evolution, extinction, George Eliot, H.G. Wells, humans, Jack London, literature, mutation, natural science, natural selection, naturalism, Paul Bowles, Robert Ardrey, Sam Peckinpah, science fiction, screenwriters, sheep, Stanley Kubrick, Stephen Crane, The Paris Review, The Sheltering Sky, The Time Machine, The Wild Bunch, Theodore Dreiser, Thomas Hardy, violence
The sun is burning out, and life on Earth is heading for extinction. This aptly conveys Darwinian materialism’s vision of a meaningless universe. Source
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Darwinism as Hegelian Dialectics Applied to Biology

act, anti-intellectualism, Aristotle, Artificial Selection, atheists, biological adaptation, biology, captialism, censorship, Communism, Darwinism, eugenics, Evangelical Christians, Evolution, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, feudalism, Friedrich Engels, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Hegelian dialectics, Karl Marx, materialism, metaphysics, potency, purpose, synthesis, V.I. Lenin, violence
Nineteenth-century Darwinism was much more than a revolutionary scientific theory. Source
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Animal-Rights Fanatic Stabs Woman for Wearing Fur

A Rat Is a Pig Is a Dog Is a Boy, abortion, Animal Liberation Front, animal rights, Ask Carla, Cleveland Heights, Culture & Ethics, Fairmount Boulevard Church, fur coat, Meredith Lowell, mouse, PETA, Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty, video game, violence
The animal rights movement insists it is peaceable. For the most part — but certainly not universally — most adherents are not violent. At the same time, the movement’s condemnation of violent acts undertaken in the name of animal rights generally is muted. As I pointed out in A Rat Is a Pig Is a Dog Is a Boy, there was scant opposition from movement activists to the violent acts and terroristic threats committed by groups like the Animal Liberation Front and Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty. For example, several years ago, PETA implicitly praised the terroristic ALF by explicitly refusing to condemn activists’ lawless tactics in its “Ask Carla” feature. If It Had Been a Pro-Lifer Ditto, it seems, this story: An animal rights fanatic — previously arrested for seeking…
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