Wednesday, August 31, 2016

BBC: Scientific Racism The Eugenics of Social Darwinism



The Europeans had stormed the world in previous centuries wiping out indigenous people everywhere.

4 comments:

Gary Hart said...

That is an example of free trade. I'll bet they weren't bankers.

Schofield said...

Science has moved on. It's all Extended Hologenome now where the reversing the drive that made 99% of previous life on this planet extinct depends upon the degree of ultra-sociality which can be developed in a species. Maybe us maybe not!

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26478771

Tom Hickey said...

Right. Roger Erickson calls it "return on coordination." Organisms do it naturally and spontaneously to grow and simultaneously maintain homeostasis. Successful ("fit") groups do too, including societies as integrated social systems ("communities" rather than aggregates). The mistaken notion that there is no such things as a society is a death wish in reality.

Tom Hickey said...

I just perused the article that Schofield cites. Looks like a must-read.

Here is a direct link to the PDF. Read online or download free.

The Microcosm within: An interview with William B. Miller, Jr., on the Extended Hologenome theory of evolution