One reason, he says, is the “relentless” growth of the ID movement, in academia and around the world. This conversation is itself evidence on the latter point.
In a conversation in Fiesole, Italy, three leading thinkers explore the growing problems with modern evolutionary theory and the increasing evidence for design.
West celebrates Italy’s contributions to civilization but also calls attention to Italian criminologist Cesare Lombroso, who championed various racist ideas.
John West discusses his experience visiting the Museum of Criminal Anthropology in Turin, Italy, and Cesare Lombroso’s racist ideas about evolution.
Lombroso’s ideas were quack science. But they were taken seriously by criminologists and public officials around the world until they were debunked.