deriving social policies from evolution
Herber Spencer: The Origin Of Insanity
a: Deriving social policies from evolution ~
b: picking a school based on a theory of justice
What: "Watching Spencer derive concrete social policies from his theory of evolution is like trying to deduce whether to send the kids to private school from a theory of justice. The sledgehammer cracks the nut, but it makes a mess." The origin of the evolution vs. creationism insanity: Herbert Spencer.
Writer: Steven Shapin
Date: Aug 7 2011 11:43 AM
# 993 Critique Analogy
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.