In coming months, I will be speaking about the new paperback edition of Darwin Day in America in several places around the country: “Scientism in the Age of Obama and Beyond”Discovery Institute, Seattle, March 5 “The New Rise of ‘Totalitarian’ Science”Westminster Conference on Science and Faith, Philadelphia, March 21 “Scientism in the Age of Obama”Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC, March 23, Noon-1:00 pm “The Darwin Debate: Why It Matters”McLean Bible Church, Vienna, VA, March 23, 7:30-9:00 pm “The Darwin Debate: Why It Matters”Rincon Mountain Presbyterian Church, Tucson, AZ, March 30, 6:30 pm
We’ve released a new trailer for the paperback edition of Darwin Day in America. Check it out!
World magazine is running an excerpt from the new ending chapter of the paperback edition of Darwin Day in America.
Is America entering an era of “totalitarian science”? In the expanded paperback edition of Darwin Day in America (ISI Books, February 2015), political scientist John G. West describes the growing misuse of science to curtail basic freedoms, erode time-honored ethics, and circumvent democratic accountability. The paperback edition includes a brand new chapter titled “Scientism in the Age of Obama — and Beyond.” “Our culture is witnessing the rise of what could be called totalitarian science — science so totalistic in its outlook that its defenders claim the right to remake every sphere of human life, from public policy and education to ethics and religion,” says West. “Science is a wonderful enterprise, but in the Obama era, it’s being twisted in ways that Read More ›