In 1929, child psychologist Jean Piaget called children “artificialists” who tend to regard everything as “the product of human creation.”
Most of us think of science as the enterprise of seeking truth by formulating hypotheses and testing them against the evidence. This is empirical science.
Nothing could be timelier than a conversation between Jay Richards and Michael Medved about when it’s permissible to doubt a scientific “consensus.”
Darwin-inspired racism was the consensus science of its day. Speaking out against it would have made you a crank and a science-denier.
John West explores the legacy of pseudo-scientific racism that has trailed Darwinian theory from its inception down to today, with the emergence of the alt-right.