In “Fundamentalist Christian or Deranged Social Darwinist?” (Evolution News & Views, July 27, 2011), political scientist John G. West tells us that the guy didn’t want Christians (for example) involved in public policy:
Breivik harbors a special concern that Christians not be able to influence issues related to science and public policy “in any way.”
Because he sees biological science–not traditional religion–as the ultimate savior of society. In his view, advances in biology will makes possible a vigorous new form of Social Darwinism that will save the Nordic race through positive eugenics.
More on Breivik’s frightening eugenics agenda, and the mainstream evolutionary biologist who helped inspire it, in a later article.
So, apart from mass murder, how was that guy different from most Darwinists?
Rube shouts in: So why don’t the Nordic race do it like the rest of us, in which case they’d have kids, and be way too busy to kill people they don’t even know, and then… [mike CUT]
See also: According to strict atheist Darwinism, the purpose of life is to reproduce
Norway shooter a Darwin terrorist
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