Saturday, May 05, 2007

Social Darwinism

Ironically, those on the right who blame "Darwinism" (and not the complete misunderstanding of Darwinism) for unpleasant social movements such as Fascism/Nazism, are people who are much closer on the scale of political movements to Fascism/Nazism who also don't understand Darwinism. To summarize D's summary of this phenomenon, please don't blame Darwin for your idiotic failure to understand evolution. Or to summarize this NY Times piece that D is talking about, there is a split in the conservative movement between those who don't understand evolution and reject it, and those who don't understand evolution and accept it.

1 comment:

adam said...

Good article.