totalitarian orders
People walking to happy future. Concept of full subordination. Abstract image with a wooden puppet
Photo by Alex_Po on Adobe Stock
ID the Future Intelligent Design, Evolution, and Science Podcast
Episodes

The Dangers of Totalitarian Science, Pt. 1

Episode
1560
With
John G. West
Guest
Richard Weikart
Duration
00:19:26
Download
Audio File (13.4 mb)
Share
Facebook
Twitter
Print
arroba Email

On this ID the Future from the vault we hear from Richard Weikart, author of the new book Darwinian Racism, and John West, director of the award-winning hit documentary Human Zoos. The episode is the first part of a panel discussion from FreedomFest 2018, where West and Weikart speak on “The Danger of Totalitarian Science.” Science is a great blessing, but like all exercises of human reason and creativity, it can be abused. When science is considered the only route to knowledge, scientific experts are given the right to rule, and science becomes totalitarian. It happened decades ago, as documented in the Discovery Institute film Human Zoos. But don’t think it’s all in the past. As the panelists explain, totalitarian science remains with us today.

Richard Weikart

Senior Fellow, Center for Science and Culture
Richard Weikart is Emeritus Professor of History, California State University, Stanislaus, and author of seven books, including From Darwin to Hitler, Hitler’s Ethic, The Death of Humanity, and Hitler’s Religion. His most recent book is Darwinian Racism: How Darwinism Influenced Hitler, Nazism, and White Nationalism (2022). His PhD dissertation, Socialist Darwinism, earned the biennial prize of the Forum for History of Human Sciences as best dissertation in that field. He has lectured at many universities and other venues in the US and Europe. He also has been interviewed on dozens of radio shows, podcasts, and TV, and appeared in seven documentaries, including Expelled. Some of his lectures and interviews are available on YouTube.
Tags
Darwinian Racism
Darwinism
Eugenics
Evolution
FreedomFest
John West
racism
Richard Weikart
Science
scientific racism
Scientism
totalitarian science