Darwin Day in America: How Our Politics and Culture Have Been Dehumanized in the Name of Science
DARWIN DAY IN AMERICA How Our Politics and Culture Have Been Dehumanized in the Name of Science JOHN G. WEST Updated with a brand-new ... Show synopsis DARWIN DAY IN AMERICA How Our Politics and Culture Have Been Dehumanized in the Name of Science JOHN G. WEST Updated with a brand-new chapter for the paperback edition "A 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 maladjustment. But 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 America shows 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 more than animals or machines. The 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.