Evolutionary biology and beliefs : how ideology can draw different social stances from science
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dc.contributor.author Ruse, Michael es
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-15T08:01:35Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-15T08:01:35Z
dc.date.issued 2017 es
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10550/79694
dc.description.abstract Agreeing that there are often strong connections between fields of science and the ideological convictions of those producing the science, this essay shows that the connections are often complex and rarely straightforward. Taking the example of evolutionary biology, by looking at three key figures ? Herbert Spencer, Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace ? it is shown how very different social beliefs can lead to very different social conclusions being drawn from one?s science. It is argued that this message should be kept firmly in mind by those who today would draw social conclusions from science, for instance suggesting that Darwinian evolutionary biology leads straight to the social philosophy of the Third Reich. The truth is always far more complex. es
dc.source Ruse, Michael. Evolutionary biology and beliefs : how ideology can draw different social stances from science. En: Mètode Science Studies Journal: Annual Review, 7 2017: 52-59 es
dc.title Evolutionary biology and beliefs : how ideology can draw different social stances from science es
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion en
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