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 in America 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 during the Obama era, it’s being twisted in ways that are unhealthy for both science and society.”
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Books You Need to Counter Totalitarian Science
In this New York Times bestseller, Stephen C. Meyer unravels the mystery surrounding the explosion of animal life known as biology’s big bang and argues that intelligent design solves the mystery that undirected evolution cannot.
An excellent book and a must read.Dr. Russell Carlson, Director of the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia
It’s often claimed in the media that there is no real debate over Darwin’s theory of origins. This new book proves them wrong. Debating Darwin’s Doubt documents the intense controversy sparked by Stephen Meyer’s groundbreaking bestseller, Darwin’s Doubt.
Praise for Darwin Day in America
A must read.George Gilder, author of Wealth and Poverty
Provocative and important reading.Charles Colson, Founder, Prison Fellowship
A superb overview of what happens once we start seeing man as an overachieving worm.Marvin Olasky, Editor in Chief, World magazine
If you think that the debate over materialism is irrelevant to your own life, you need to read John West’s important and fascinating book.Richard Weikart, Professor of History, California State University, Stanislaus, and author of From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany
About the Author
John G. West, Ph.D., is Vice President of Discovery Institute and the former Chair of the Department of Political Science and Geography at Seattle Pacific University. The author or editor of a dozen books, Dr. West has been interviewed by Time, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, Fox News, CNN, the Michael Medved Show, and many other media outlets. In 2015, his documentary Biology of the Second Reich was named “Best Documentary Short” by the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood.