Olufemi Oluniyi tells the story of Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov, who, guided by Social Darwinism, “sought to produce a race of super-soldiers for Stalin’s army.”
The dramatic tension between the two is notable and interesting and unusual for the SITC forum, punctuated by laugh-out-loud moments of humor.
Charles Darwin didn’t spend much time in Africa. But his poisonous ideas certainly did.
Molecular biologist Dan Graur mentioned his weird idea that guinea pigs are not rodents at a lecture at my university in Tübingen when I was still a student.
When animals give back more than they take, does that fit the model of selfishness that Darwinism promotes?