The book paints Herbert Spencer as the eugenics-championing bad guy and posits that Darwin and Darwinism had little influence on Hitler’s master race ethic.
The taproot in question is Darwinism, which “addles the mind” of the Woke elite, the “Ivy-schooled primitives,” whom Zmirak compares with cargo cults.
Ideas do indeed have consequences, but not all ideas play out the same way or weave their way in the history of ideas toward the same destination.
“This is some pretty mind-blowing stuff,” as host Kutter Callaway says. “So why aren’t we hearing this side of the story on our favorite nature show?”
The authors imply that social Darwinism was a position taken by non-scientists who just didn’t understand the science.