One of the most famous instances was Carrie Buck, sterilized as “feeble minded” despite going on to live a normal productive life.
Darwinian evolution will never succeed in disentangling itself from racism because it must always have its “official subhuman.”
There is a tendency to sanctify the medical profession, with the white coat serving as an icon of wisdom, compassion, and morality.
Newton, Kepler, and other founders of modern science were inspired to search out and find the rational order hidden in nature because they were theists.
“Once you lose the kind of stabilizing influence of rational thought and respect,” says John Lennox, “then you can end up with violence, as we have seen.”