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

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