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Darwin womb to tomb: Darwinism and abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia

Richard Weikart’s essay, “A History of the Impact of Darwinism on Bioethics”* appears in 150 Years of Evolution: Darwin’s Impact of Contemporary Thought and Culture, showing the way that Darwinism has impacted discourse on eugenics, infanticide, euthanasia, etc.:

In November 2009, scholars representing academic disciplines from across the globe gathered at San Diego State University to celebrate Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday and the sesquicentennial anniversary of the publication of his On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. Out of this event now comes 150 Years of Evolution: Darwin’s Impact on Contemporary Thought and Culture. Edited by Mark Richard Wheeler with the assistance of William A. Nericcio, this compelling, interdisciplinary anthology features studies of interest to diehard Darwin scholars and to general audiences interested in the consequences of this singular thinker’s work. The volume includes new work by Curtis Johnson, Michael T. Ghiselin, Alan C. Love, Matthew Crippen, Richard Weikart, Sandra A. Wawrytko, Julius H. Bailey, Erin McKenna, John Rhea, Ellen Mayock, Donna Yarri & Spencer S. Stober, Mary Trachsel, and Leesa Rittleman.

*ed. Mark Wheeler (San Diego State University Press, 2011), pp. 91-109

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