New PDF release: Biology and Ideology from Descartes to Dawkins

By Denis R. Alexander,Ronald L. Numbers

ISBN-10: 0226608409

ISBN-13: 9780226608402

ISBN-10: 0226608417

ISBN-13: 9780226608419

Over the process human background, the sciences, and biology particularly, have usually been manipulated to reason sizeable human anguish. for instance, biology has been used to justify eugenic courses, pressured sterilization, human experimentation, and loss of life camps—all in an try and help notions of racial superiority. by way of investigating the previous, the individuals to Biology and beliefs from Descartes to Dawkins desire to higher arrange us to parent ideological abuse of technology while it happens within the future.  

Denis R. Alexander and Ronald L. Numbers compile fourteen specialists to ascertain the numerous methods technology 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 development of evolution by way of Michael J. Ruse, Biology and Ideology examines makes use of either benign and sinister, finally reminding us that ideological extrapolation maintains at the present time. An obtainable survey, this assortment will enlighten historians of technological know-how, their scholars, practising scientists, and an individual drawn to the connection among technology and culture.

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