“A superb overview of what happens once we start seeing man as an overachieving worm.”
—Marvin Olasky, World
At the dawn of the twentieth century, scientists and politicians giddily predicted that science—especially Darwinian biology—would supply solutions to all the intractable problems of American society, from crime to poverty to sexual maladjustment.
But the results have been disastrous, as Discovery Institute senior fellow John G. West demonstrates in this captivating book. Based on extensive archival research, Darwin Day in America shows how the ideology of scientism has corrupted—and dehumanized—American politics and culture.
West tells the disturbing story of scientific expertise run amok, exposing how an ideological interpretation of Darwinian biology and reductionist science has been used to degrade American culture and fuel a relentless march from democracy to technocracy.
And in a brand-new chapter for the paperback edition, West reveals how we are now witnessing the rise of “totalitarian science,” whose defenders are f ghting to remake
every sphere of human life, from public policy and education to ethics and religion.