Bourgeois Science-How about Darwinism?

Les Schaffer schaffer at optonline.net
Sat Dec 1 11:02:32 MST 2001


John Landon said:

> Darwin's theory is a half-truth claiming to be the whole truth, that
> is convenient for a capitalist society because it suggests that
> conflict, competition, and dysethical behavior, economically and
> otherwise, is the SOLE mechanism of real biological, hence cultural,
> evolution.

John, are you saying that you would accept some form of selection
effect within the scheme, but that the theory needs a good dose of
Kauffman's "spontaneous emergence of order"?

just trying to understand your position. as you well know from list
comments you receive, you're not the easiest guy to pin down on what
you're really saying.

les schaffer


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