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by David Snoke
One of the sources of tension in our modern polarization is the fact that progressivism is, almost by definition and certainly in practice, monocultural. Although the term "multicultural" is often used, the world view of modern progressivism entails a single aim, that is, a single culture toward which all other cultures must progress.
It is well known that Charles Darwin was a hardened racist (I will document this with quotes below). But the common reaction today is that his racism was incidental to his scientific work; his ideas had a core of truth that doesn't rely on his racism, which was just a product of his times.
In this post I argue that not only was his racism core to his argument, in fact it was the basis of the entire argument. Remove the racism, and his entire argument falls apart.
David is a physics professor at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He received his bachelors degree in physics from Cornell University and his PhD in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has worked for The Aerospace Corporation and was a visiting scientist and Fellow at the Max Planck Institute. His experimental and theoretical research has focused on fundamental quantum mechanical processes in semiconductor optics, i.e. phase transitions of electrons and holes. Two main thrusts have been Bose-Einstein condensation of excitons and polaritons. He has also had minor efforts in numerical biology, and has published on the topic of the interaction of science and theology.