A focus on power, to the neglect of wisdom, is fine, as long as it is recognized that mechanical philosophy is incomplete.
Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker asserts that infanticide has biological roots. He claims that ancient humans were picky about which babies they would raise to maturity.
Kevin MacDonald is trying to resurrect this troubling legacy of Darwinian theory.
Pinker is right that we should formulate our ideas based on evidence, not bias and preconceptions.
Unfortunately, Pinker’s overweening faith in science as a reliable path to the truth has its own problems.