Listen: Richard Weikart Reviews a New Book on Social Darwinism

Adolf Hitler, California State University Stanislaus, Charles Darwin, Culture & Ethics, Darwinism, eugenics, From Darwin to Hitler, Hitler’s Ethic, Hitler’s Religion, ID The Future, master race, Richard Weikart, Social Darwinism, The Death of Humanity
The book paints Herbert Spencer as the eugenics-championing bad guy and posits that Darwin and Darwinism had little influence on Hitler’s master race ethic. Source
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Some Additional Comments on Social Darwinism

Adrian Desmond, Alfred Russel Wallace, Applied Eugenics, Culture & Ethics, Current Anthropology, Darwin Industry, Darwinian evolution, Derek Freeman, Evolution, Herbert Spencer, James Moore, Jeffrey O’Connell, John C. Greene, Marvin Harris, Michael Ruse, natural selection, Origin of Species, Richard Weikart, Robert Richards, Social Darwinism
O’Connell and Ruse’s failure to engage deeply and fully with the historiography of this question makes it hard to take their effort seriously. Source
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Charles Darwin in Light of Black History Month

African Americans, Alfred Russel Wallace, Black History Month, Charles Darwin, Culture & Ethics, Darwinism, Darwinists, eugenics, Europeans, Evolution, Francis Galton, ID The Future, indigenous races, Intelligent Design, Jay Richards, Martin Luther King Jr., materialism, scientific racism, sterilization, theology, Victorian England
Was Darwin’s racism purely a function of his time and place, Victorian England? Historian Michael Flannery says no. Source
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Darwin and Race: Three Strikes, He’s Out

Adam Gopnik, Angels and Ages, Anglo-Saxons, Applied Eugenics, Artificial Selection, Black History Month, Charles Darwin, Charles Kingsley, Culture & Ethics, Darwin Day, Darwin Deleted, Darwins Struggle for Survival, Darwin’s Sacred Cause, Descent of Man, eugenics, Europeans, Evolution, extermination, humankind, J. Barnard Davis, Jean Gayon, national expansion, Origin of Species, Paul Broca, Paul Popenoe, Peter Bowler, racial equality, racial superiority, Racism, Roswell Hill Johnson, William Graham
February is Black History Month, and this week, Friday, February 12, is Darwin Day — the birthday of Charles Darwin. Source
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Darwinism and Critical Theory — The Connection

academia, cancel culture, Charles Darwin, Christianity, critical theory, Culture & Ethics, Economics, Evolution, Friedrich Engels, intersectionality, John Milton, Karl Marx, Lucifer, Marxism, Michael Egnor, microaggressions, natural selection, Paradise Lost, power, public square, Saul Alinsky, Walter Bradley Center
"Strange that it may seem, Darwin plays a central role in this drama. Karl Marx himself credited Darwin with much of his basic insight into human history." Source
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