Biology and Ideology from Descartes to Dawkins by Denis R. Alexander,Ronald L. Numbers

By Denis R. Alexander,Ronald L. Numbers

Over the process human background, the sciences, and biology particularly, have frequently been manipulated to reason titanic human discomfort. for instance, biology has been used to justify eugenic courses, pressured sterilization, human experimentation, and loss of life camps—all in an try and aid notions of racial superiority. by way of investigating the prior, the members to Biology and beliefs from Descartes to Dawkins wish to raised organize us to determine ideological abuse of technology whilst it happens within the future.  

Denis R. Alexander and Ronald L. Numbers compile fourteen specialists to ascertain the numerous methods technological know-how has been used and abused for nonscientific reasons from the 15th century to the current day. that includes an essay on eugenics from Edward J. Larson and an exam of the growth of evolution by way of Michael J. Ruse, Biology and Ideology examines makes use of either benign and sinister, eventually reminding us that ideological extrapolation keeps this present day. An obtainable survey, this assortment will enlighten historians of technology, their scholars, training scientists, and someone drawn to the connection among technology and culture.

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