I would recommend "The Emperor's New Clothes: Biological Theories of Race at
the Millennium" by Joseph L. Graves Jr. (2001 by Rutgers). You can find a
tape of Graves'testimony on a recent Louisiana House Proposal at entry
19.2dg of the website below.
Philosophy Department and Liberal Studies Program
California State University Fullerton
From: John W Burgeson [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tue 2/19/2002 3:56 PM
I received the following comment (not on this list) from a fellow ASAer
whom I respect but do not always agree with. He was commenting on the
DISCOVERY article about the PBS broadcast.
"Darwinism was historically a product of racism. That has been
documented in many ways. We may whitewash it, but it is a fact. To put it
another way, "social Darwinism" preceded Darwinism. Wealthy Europeans
wanted to have a good excuse why they should not be compassionate--
letting the weak die off is good for the race. This view persisted quite
overtly until after WWII."
I'm looking for a reasonable published refutation of this statement.
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