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Stephen Meyer, Wesley J. Smith: Unmasking the Scientific Roots of Anti-Humanism

David Klinghoffer

Our colleagues Steve Meyer and Wesley Smith spoke together recently at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. They answered questions about anti-humanism, a trend in our culture that gives evidence of a creeping totalitarianism, casting animals as possessing no less intrinsic dignity than human beings. Its motto, to adapt from a story that Wesley tells about the community of King Cove, Alaska: “Listen to the animals.”

Smith and Meyer outlined the phenomenon with its perils, and a man in the audience asked a good question: What can be done about it? In reply, Smith and Meyer were excellent as a tag team. Briefly, the correct response to politicized misanthropy is to unmask its roots in 19th century scientific ideas that have already failed. It’s a new episode of ID the Future, which you can listen to hear, or download here.

Photo: Stephen Meyer at the Heritage Foundation.

David Klinghoffer

Senior Fellow and Editor, Evolution News
David Klinghoffer is a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute and the editor of Evolution News & Science Today, the daily voice of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, reporting on intelligent design, evolution, and the intersection of science and culture. Klinghoffer is also the author of six books, a former senior editor and literary editor at National Review magazine, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Commentary, and other publications. Born in Santa Monica, California, he graduated from Brown University in 1987 with an A.B. magna cum laude in comparative literature and religious studies. David lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife and children.



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