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  • ISBN 1425955215
  • ISBN13 978-1425955212
  • Language English
  • Author Cornelius J. Troost
  • Publisher AuthorHouse (March 13, 2007)
  • Pages 244
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APES or ANGELS?: A Summary For many readers this book will be a mind-altering experience. It has a thesis that is a challenge to the conventional thinking of most Christians and their counterparts, the secular humanists. It offends both for very good reasons. It speaks the truth about Darwin's views on human origins and race. Contrary to the beliefs of most academicians and educated readers, Darwin had two dangerous ideas instead of one. Daniel Dennett was perfectly right about the first, which was the notion that natural selection operated in a way that precluded explanatory intrusions from outside the natural world. In other words, metaphysics has no place in biological explanation. Things spiritual, like vitalism and finalism, are simply inapplicable to evolutionary biology. The second idea is rarely mentioned in politically correct America- that the human races are different in sometimes significant ways. Indeed, inequality is a normal condition of nature. Darwin's clash with Christianity is winding down because modern science is a foundation of western culture and it fully accepts the truth of natural selection and the evolution of life(including man). It is ironic that as the struggle with Christianity declines, a new struggle emerges- the battle over racial differences. Liberalism evolved into radical egalitarianism as it swept over America, creating an authoritarian political correctness that contradicts our Constitution. Modern genetics now threatens the liberal myth of human equality. These Darwinian conflicts are playing out amidst our culture wars, a battle that could transform us into another Brazil. Radical egalitarianism and multiculturalism are ideologies aimed at dismantling our great Anglo-European tradition. Forces of erosion are at work which may make our nation's greatness a faint memory. The battle with creationism is essentially over in Europe and it is winding down in the U.S. Science always wins fights over the facts of nature! Eddies of ignorance will persist in American society where fundamentalism exists, but educated elites have long since agreed with Darwin. Liberal relativism erodes our standards of excellence and even undermines our Christian morality, a morality that seems closely connected to our moral instinct. With their power in academia liberals will submit to "white guilt" as they treat blacks as eternal victims, distorting reality to make outcomes equal. Darwin, however, may be vindicated on the matter of real racial differences, causing agony among idealistic liberals who must relinquish their lofty dreams. Scientific humanism has always touted critical thinking as a supreme goal of education, but it is threatened by the irrational side of liberalism that savors post-modern subjectivism. Today we see "diversity training" imposed on young people in a Stalinist manner. Propaganda and groupthink are current weapons of the PC martinets. In reading this survey of how Darwin came to his dangerous ideas, you may appreciate how important science and critical thinking are in a society gripped by wayward versions of liberalism. Both evolution by natural selection and racial differences are discussed in this book in order to illumine Darwin's two "dangerous" ideas-one that threatened Christianity and one that now threatens liberal humanism's egalitarian dream. Social scientists will be exposed as propagandists for radical egalitarianism rather than as true scientists. The movement to eliminate the word "race" is evidence of political motivation rather than scientific honesty. To examine the conflicts related to Darwinism the book includes a brief treatment of Darwin's life and works, the battle against creationism, the case against supernaturalism, a brief survey of human evolution, and a review of current issues bearing upon human nature and race.

Apes or Angels? book. It speaks the truth about Darwin's views on human origins and race.

Apes or Angels? book. Contrary to the beliefs of most academicians and APES or ANGELS?: A SummaryFor many readers this book will be a mind-altering experience. It has a thesis that is a challenge to the conventional thinking of most Christians and their counterparts, the secular humanists. It offends both for very good reasons.

APES or ANGELS?: A Summary For many readers this book will be a mind-altering experience Troost takes us through the intelligent design debate and shows that intelligent design is simply another creationist attack on evolution, albeit a more.

APES or ANGELS?: A Summary For many readers this book will be a mind-altering experience. It has a thesis that is a challenge to the conventional thinking of most Christians and their counterparts. Troost takes us through the intelligent design debate and shows that intelligent design is simply another creationist attack on evolution, albeit a more sophisticated one, using scientific arguments to argue that an intelligent being must have been involved in evolution and biology.

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A Summary For many readers this book will be a mind-altering experience. It offends both for very good reas.

Darwin, Dover, Human Nature, and Race. Troost's title refers to how the British politician Benjamin Disraeli wittily rejected the first proposition in his day: "Is man an ape or an angel? My Lord, I am on the side of the angels"

Darwin, Dover, Human Nature, and Race. Troost's title refers to how the British politician Benjamin Disraeli wittily rejected the first proposition in his day: "Is man an ape or an angel? My Lord, I am on the side of the angels". Yet, the two doctrines, self-annihilating as they may be, are tests of sanctity among the self-righteous of our day. For example, Christopher Hitchens asserted in the Wall Street Journal on January 18, 2008 in "The Perils of Identity Politics"

Apes or Angels?: Darwin, Dover, Human Nature, and Race.

Apes or Angels?: Darwin, Dover, Human Nature, and Race.

Darwin, Dover, Human Nature, and Race by Cornelius J. Indeed, inequality is a normal condition of nature

Darwin, Dover, Human Nature, and Race by Cornelius J. APES or ANGELS?: It speaks the truth about Darwin’s views on human origins and race. Indeed, inequality is a normal condition of nature. Darwin’s clash with Christianity is winding down because modern science is a foundation of western culture and it fully accepts the truth of natural selection and the evolution of life(including man). It is ironic that as the struggle with Christianity declines, a new struggle emerges- the battle over racial differences.

Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race is a 2010 humor book written by Jon Stewart and other writers of The Daily Show, and is a sequel to America (The Book). Written in the past tense, the book's stated purpose is to serve as a Baedeker travel guide for an alien civilization that discovers Earth after humanity has died out, most likely by its own hands

Human nature overview. Darwin on human evolution and man.

Human nature overview. Darwin on human evolution. The expression of emotions. The extraordinary number of letters reflects the excitement the book – Descent of man and selection in relation to sex – caused. All 2500 copies of the first printing sold immediately, and 5000 more copies were published during the year. The former is "really admirable" and will be influential. The idea of the man paper is striking and new.

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Fato
For many years I have kept a collection of aphorisms on my web site. One I composed myself is in three parts:
• A fundamentalist doesn’t believe in evolution.
• A liberal believes evolution among humans stopped cold 50,000 years ago, when we migrated out of Africa.
• A realist believes in evolution.

This message is the core of Troost's book. He has read Darwin very thoroughly, as well as the authors like Daniel Dennett, E. O. Wilson and Richard Dawkins who carry on Darwin's tradition today. It is a pleasure to read a book written by a truly literate man, somebody able to draw convincingly on the wisdom of the ages.

Troost pulls no punches in describing the difficulties of writing in a politically correct time. Other reviewers note that his standing as a University of California professor was not enough to get him published by a major house. This is no accident, and no great tragedy. The leading intelligence researcher of the 20th century, Arthur Jensen, had to publish his magnum opus through such an unknown house because "The Bell Curve" made mainstream publishers afraid to touch it. The same can be said for Philippe Rushton, Richard Lynn, Tatu Vanhanen, Jared Taylor and many others.

Nicholas Wade, the science editor of the New York Times, was the apparent exception. Was. His 2005 "Before the Dawn," which Troost cites, was extremely bold, especially for a Times writer. His 2014 "A Troublesome Inheritance," however, provoked the Times to fire him. I hope his publisher, Penguin, has the courage to stand up to abuse. I mention Wade because Troost draws significantly on his work, also that of Cochran and Harpending and Stephen Pinker.

I was impressed that Steve Sailer and John Derbyshire gave this book good reviews. They are two of the boldest and most intelligent voices in the blogosphere. Their endorsement means far more than mine. Moreover, they are people that anyone with an inquiring mind should be reading. They are good about identifying the best contemporary thought on evolution. For that, read, the important implications of evolution, human biodiversity. For that read, difference among the races.

Troost devotes quite a bit of space to a discussion of religion. In this he seems mostly to be repeating arguments made by Dennett, Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens and the rest of the gang who brought out books on the subject a couple of years back. Yes, fundamentalist Christians believe things that defy scientific explanation. And??? The more interesting question to me is why people believe, and more to the point, why religion may be fundamental to our mental health and our reproduction. The religious peoples of the world are the ones having babies. To heck with science, it is evolutionarily successful. Troost mentions but does not investigate this paradox. Sir Arthur Keith did so in his 1944 Evolution and Ethics, downloadable for free.

This book's great virtues are (1) the broad literature it references, classic and modern, and (2) the author's dedication to the truth, no matter how unpopular it may be. A five-star effort.
lubov
Troost does an excellent job of laying out a brief review of Darwin's research, resistance from the religious right, and downright censorship from the cultural left. As many in tune with the current problems facing Western nations today already know, the left exhibits, by far, the greatest threat to its continued existence. This book is well worth the read, although if one is seeking an in depth analysis of the bias and deception by cultural Marxists hell-bent on mandating a view of genetic equality between groups, he will be left wanting more. Nonetheless, Troost's is yet another voice of reason in the debate well worth hearing to all who are interested in this very important subject.
Olwado
The book is fascinating. It tells the truth about a massive cover up of essential facts about the scientific study of evolution and human intelligence, or "g". The PC, Diversity, and Multicultural movement, mostly university inspired, has organized to deny and muddle the reality of scientific truth about this vital subject. This is a vanity publication and the author needs some help from a good editor. However, this is a minor criticism. Also, this is definitely not a racist book, even though it will rile the PC folks to a fairly well. It is understandable that it had to be published as vanity publication ... what publishing house would risk the condemnation of printing it.
Folsa
The pioneering German sociologist Max Weber coined a useful term: "status symbol".

This refers not just to the distinctions in clothes and furniture lovingly catalogued by novelists such as Tom Wolfe. There are also status symbols in the realm of ideas.

Perhaps the two doctrines currently most de rigueur for entry into intellectual polite society:

1. That humanity evolved from lower animals according to the process of natural selection outlined by Charles Darwin.

2. That humanity has not evolved any patterns of genetic variation corresponding to geographic ancestry ... well, none other than the obvious ones that we can all see.

These two concepts are directly contradictory, as former UCLA professor of science education Cornelius J. Troost points out in his new book Apes or Angels? Darwin, Dover, Human Nature, and Race. Troost's title refers to how the British politician Benjamin Disraeli wittily rejected the first proposition in his day: "Is man an ape or an angel? My Lord, I am on the side of the angels".

Yet, the two doctrines, self-annihilating as they may be, are tests of sanctity among the self-righteous of our day. For example, Christopher Hitchens asserted in the Wall Street Journal on January 18, 2008 in "The Perils of Identity Politics" :

"The number of subjective definitions of 'racist' is almost infinite but the only objective definition of the word is 'one who believes that there are human races.'"

Hitchens' statement works as pure comedy gold on so many levels. Here we have America's most famous atheist making a quasi-religious creed out of a scientific controversy--and he's taking the empirically incorrect side of the debate, at that. And then he defines as a sinner anybody who doubts his dopey dogma!

As a G.K. Chesterton scholar aptly summarized: when a man stops believing in God, he doesn't believe in nothing, he believes in anything.

Chesterton himself wrote in 1922 in Eugenics and Other Evils:

"The Declaration of Independence dogmatically bases all rights on the fact that God created all men equal; and it is right; for if they were not created equal, they were certainly evolved unequal."

As Troost notes, the second of these two status shibboleths asserts that Darwinian evolution suddenly--magically!--stopped at the exact the moment when Darwinian logic says it should have sped up: when the ancestors of modern humans first left Africa for new climates. (Indeed, a major paper last month by Gregory Cochran and four other leading scientists demonstrated that the latest genome data suggests that humans have been diversifying genetically at ever faster rates over the last 50,000 years).

The second statement would be logical if you rejected the first, which Creationists do. Nevertheless, fashionable opinion today is all on the side of the apes.

Or you could accept the first and reject the second statement--that is, 1) evolution occurred, but also 2) it's still occurring--as most honest scientists who have thought hard about the subject have done.

The personal costs of dissent, though, are high. Confessing a disbelief in the second status symbol can lead to immediate expulsion from respectability, as we saw last October with the instant degradation of James Watson from being America's most prestigious senior scientist to being a pariah for uttering a few heretical remarks. (Interestingly, although hardly surprisingly, Watson's senior partner in discovering the structure of DNA, Francis Crick, held exactly the same dissident views, which he expressed in numerous private letters to other famous scientists.)

Troost follows Occam's Razor in assuming both that humans evolved and are continuing to evolve. So he avoids the self-hobbling of more popular authors on evolution, who must avoid violating contemporary taboos. Troost's book provides a compact (only 214 pages) but well-integrated tour de force of the current state of the human sciences. (In reading this, please be aware that he includes some extremely generous praise of my writing.)

Troost takes aim at the two varieties of Creationism--Fundamentalist Protestant and Secular Liberal a.k.a. Race Denial--and shows how they both undermine science education in America.

Fundamentalist Protestant Creationism seems to be evolving in a more strident direction. The Catholic Church has always warned against fundamentalist interpretations of scripture. For example, St. Augustine wrote in late Roman times:

"We must be on guard against giving interpretations of Scripture that are far-fetched or opposed to science, and so exposing the Word of God to the ridicule of unbelievers."
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