|September 16, 2011||Posted by David Anderson under Animal minds, Darwinism, Evolutionary psychology, Eyes Rolling, Selfish gene|
In this article in the Daily Telegraph (UK), we see some typical philosophical and cultural applications of Darwinism:
- People are unfaithful to their marriages
- Therefore, it is natural
- Therefore, it is right
i.e. What is, is what is right. Since we are no more than nature, all that we do is thus natural – and who can object to that?
Take away the Darwinian assumptions, and what is the basis of this article? There are none. But does the author ever examine those assumptions? Nope.