Hannah Arendt was the leading philosopher of totalitarianism in the 20th century. She explicitly links totalitarian ideology to Darwinism.
It’s telling that one kind of evolution always seems to be missing from these “theories” about the evolutionary origins of religion.
Hi, I am in Salem, Oregon, where some friends and I just spent the night at a church, and watched the eclipse this morning!
Re: P.Z. Myers’ recent post: I’ll be spending my day at this symposium, “Understanding evolution: the legacy of Darwin”, most of today. It’s about to start, so I’m not going to say much before I focus on the lectures, but it is open to the public, so if you’re in the Penn neighborhood, come on down to Claudia Cohen hall, room G17 (which we have since learned is the famous old surgical demonstration auditorium), and listen in. I’ll report later on the contents of the talks. I’m having trouble finding the program Myers is referring to (why wasn’t I invited!?), but Claudia Cohen Hall is on the medical campus at Penn, so I surmise that the presentations will be on Read More ›