Per the reader’s request, I asked Michael Egnor to “defend the reality of objectively real morals.”
You think Adolf Hitler is dead? In a physical sense, yes, but he lives on in ludicrous comparisons that political and cultural partisans seem unable to stop themselves from making.
Kudos to interviewer Peter Slen who is utterly unreadable as to his own attitudes on any on this.
Weikart, a meticulous scholar, traces the connection in his book From Darwin to Hitler, demonstrating that Darwin’s theory is tainted at its origins.
If we treat criminals the way we treat natural disasters — as physical events without moral culpability — the pragmatic approach is preemption as well.