sci.anthropology
[Top] [All Lists]

Re: Modern Anthropology and its Political Agendas

Subject: Re: Modern Anthropology and its Political Agendas
From: Bob LeChevalier
Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2006 16:52:45 -0400
Newsgroups: sci.anthropology, alt.education, uk.education.misc, sci.anthropology.paleo
christopherwilberforce@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
>Degler
>(1991, 188ff) notes that the shift away from Darwinism as the
>fundamental paradigm of the social sciences resulted from an
>ideological shift rather than from the emergence of any new empirical
>data.

Social darwinism was never anything other than pseudoscience,
piggybacking on the solidity of biological Darwinism (i.e. the theory
of evolution).

In general, if it has an "-ism" attached, it is an ideology and
therefore inherently wrong.

lojbab

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>