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You call that news??

December 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

Wealthy lean toward ‘social Darwinism’ after economic crisis After? How about before?

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Booknotes: Erichsen’s The Kaiser’s Holocaust

November 14th, 2010 · No Comments

When Social Darwinism found Africa …

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Social Darwinist propaganda

November 4th, 2010 · No Comments

Darwin is more than survival of the fittest Review by Morgan Witzel http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/99d59478-e797-11df-8ade-00144feab49a.html?ftcamp=rss Published: November 3 2010 23:16 | Last updated: November 3 2010 23:16 Darwin’s Conjecture The Search for General Principles of Social and Scientific Evolution By Geoffrey Hodgson and Thorbjørn Knudsen University of Chicago Press, $45/ £29 Few thinkers have had quite the […]

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GOP Darwinism

October 26th, 2010 · No Comments

GOP Darwinism

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Giving thugs a dangerous theory like Darwin’s TNS

October 21st, 2010 · No Comments

Natural Selection And The Oedipus Paradox Giving the world’s thugs, economic or otherwise, a theory as dangerous, and bogus, as Darwin’s theory of natural selection is one of the greatest frauds in the history of science.

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Tags: Evolution · Social Darwinism

It didn’t work in 1929 and it won’t work today

September 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Republican ‘tough love’ economics: Social Darwinism for the 21st century Like Herbert Hoover’s treasury secretary, House Minority Leader John Boehner thinks tough-love spending cuts will end the recession. It didn’t work in 1929 and it won’t work today. What it will do is hurt the poorest even more.

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Republican Economics as Social Darwinism

September 27th, 2010 · No Comments

Republican Economics as Social Darwinism By Robert Reich|Sep 26, 2010, 2:30 PM|Author’s Website http://wallstreetpit.com/45808-republican-economics-as-social-darwinism John Boehner, the Republican House leader who will become Speaker if Democrats lose control of the House in the upcoming midterms, recently offered his solution to the current economic crisis: “Liquidate labor, liquidate stocks, liquidate the farmer, liquidate real estate. It […]

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Tags: Critique of Evolutionary Economy · Social Darwinism

Evilicious Darwin villains, and the Oedipus Paradox

August 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Oedipus Paradox Our discussions of Hauser and his future book ‘Evilicious’ have pointed out the way that our study of the Oedipus Paradox previewed this, doing the job right, by showing the whole phase of this Social Darwinist game of theory to justifiy/legitimate evil deeds devoutly wished for.

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Tags: Evolution · Social Darwinism

The Kaiser’s Holocaust

August 16th, 2010 · No Comments

The Kaiser’s Holocaust by David Olusoga and Casper W Erichsen: review Ian Thomson is chilled by The Kaiser’s Holocaust: Germany’s Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism by David Olusoga and Casper W Erichsen, an impressively researched account of the killing fields of Namibia

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Social Darwinism, and Darwinism

August 12th, 2010 · No Comments

Competition? Cooperation? Is There Still a Role for Government? By Louis Hale (about the author) We need to get our heads on straight.

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Tags: Evolution · Social Darwinism

Gray calls Ridley a Social Darwinist

August 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves John Gray Published 02 August 2010 The ex-Northern Rock chairman Matt Ridley is an apologist for social Darwinism. His book is proof that ideas do not evolve.

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Arhart the ideologist and Darwinian pseudoscience

July 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

Arnhart’s Darwinian liberalism is a triumph of bad science, bad economics, sociobiological pseudo-science, and conserviative idiocy. The fake debate is between four who all accept the assumptions of Darwinism. Those assumptions are wrong, and as we can see from Arnhart’s tactics, ideological ploys in action.

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Tags: Critique of Evolutionary Economy · Evolution · Social Darwinism

Darwin, evolution, and conservatism

July 19th, 2010 · No Comments

Comment on Arnhart posts… Stephen said,

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Survival of the nicest?

June 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

Survival of the Nicest? Social Darwinism is Biomimicry Gone Wrong

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Self-interest and private enterprise are in our DNA???

June 21st, 2010 · No Comments

The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley Steve Jones takes issue with the argument that self-interest and private enterprise are in our DNA

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The source of social darwinism

June 20th, 2010 · No Comments

To understand social darwinism you might check out: The Oedipus Paradox Here’s what I said in the post previous to this one: Social Darwinism arises from 1. assuming natural selection is the mechanism of evolution, and 2. failing to distinguish the neutral action of animals, and the subjective belief in natural selection used to initiate […]

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Social darwinism made political doctrine

June 20th, 2010 · No Comments

From Firedoglake Sharks, in the oil patch or on Wall Street, are products of what the Bartons see as natural evolution. It’s social Darwinism made political doctrine. Further complicating the picture is the fact that most of them don’t like Darwin at all. Still, his thought is very useful to their political worldview even though […]

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Ridley’s social darwinism

June 19th, 2010 · 5 Comments

The Rational OptimistBy MATT RIDLEY – THE WALL STREET JOURNAL – BOOKS Updated: Saturday, 19 June 2010 at 01:30 PM http://richarddawkins.net/articles/481634-the-rational-optimist Beware of Ridley’s confusion here: cultural evolution proceeds by a totally different process. Check out the eonic effect at history-and-evolution.com. The stubborn confusion of Darwinists here simply perpetuates the social darwinist confusions of Darwinism. […]

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Tags: Evolution · Social Darwinism

Charity vs social darwinism

June 17th, 2010 · No Comments

Rich people, give back! Noblesse oblige has been out of fashion for a long time, suppressed by notions of social Darwinism, by worries about generosity being perceived as paternalism and by simple selfishness. Gates and Buffett are trying to make it popular again. It could, as Stacy Palmer, editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy noted, […]

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TR’s social darwinism

May 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Where racism and naturalism meet Douglas Brinkley’s new biography of Theodore Roosevelt tries to reconcile the controversial U.S. president’s interest in nature conservation with his condescending social Darwinism

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The left and postdarwinism

May 15th, 2010 · No Comments

Notes Toward a Darwinian Left This article is sad to read, because it is proof the left no longer has any discrimination or any ability to stand beyond scientism, or Darwinism with a critique of bad theories, or reductionist science. Peter Singer’s book on this, which I reviewed at Amazon when it came out, is […]

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Tags: Evolution · Social Darwinism · Ultra Far Left

Richard Dawkins: apostle of social darwinism

May 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment

http://darwiniana.com/2010/05/11/bringing-richard-dawkins-to-justice/comment-page-1/#comment-349679 Jim Buck said, May 12, 2010 at 3:18 am · Dawkins has no power to arrest the Pope. English law provides a power of citizen’s arrest; but that power is nullified if there are are police present—as there certainly will be in this case. It is then up to Dawkins to attempt to persuade […]

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Tags: Evolution · Social Darwinism

Social darwinist metaphors

May 8th, 2010 · No Comments

Why did Newsweek fail? Answer: For the same reason any species goes extinct. The environment changed and it couldn’t adapt. Darwinism in action This kind of social darwinist metaphor shows how Darwinism emerged, and why its fallacies are so tenacious. The depiction is not of evolution.

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Social darwinists, warmongers

May 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

Book review of “The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, the Rush to Empire, 1898″ by Evan Thomas

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