Evolutionary theory teaches the “survival of the fittest.” But caring for someone with Down Syndrome represents just the opposite way of thinking.
Richard Dawkins lashed out at Pope Francis for the latter’s comparing modern eugenic efforts to Nazi precedents that sought to “create a pure race.”
Ruth Marcus sees the eugenics danger with which we are presented — and doesn’t care.
This is an excellent move, a very visible and enthusiastic support for human exceptionalism and equal moral worth.
Why does the evolution debate matter so intensely?