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The abuse of darwinism, left and right…

July 8th, 2016 · No Comments

https://www.marxists.org/archive/pannekoe/1912/marxism-darwinism.htm#S4

A dubious but in some parts cogent expose of the misuse of darwinism by the ID gang…
http://www.evolutionnews.org/2012/12/darwinism_and_s2067361.html

The article on darwinism at the marxist link is good example of the hopeless confusion over biological and cultural theory. Darwinism is said to be a great tool of the bourgeoisie, in more ways than just social darwinism, etc…It is all rubbish unworthy of the left.
The basic point has been lost that 1. Darwinism is pseudo-science, end of story, and 2. this should have been pointed out by the left at once (in fact Marx’s first reaction was just that, and it was clear to him that natural selection was a prolbme), 3. a biological theory should never be used for social ideological actions,….
The simplest way out of this morass is to simply chuck the darwinian theory of natural selection and stop prattling about how the theory is science.

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