In “With Concerns about Darwinist Racialism in Mind, National Review Cleans House” (Evolution News & Views, April 18, 2012), David Klinghoffer reflects on the “other” writer recently dumped by editor Rich Lowry from National Review, Robert Weissberg.
We had covered John Derbyshire, an ID opponent who embraced Darwinian racism (here and here,) and now Klinghoffer sheds light on the Weissberg exit:
I’ve just taken a moment to catch up a bit with some of his foul associations, as Rich Lowry presumably did before deciding, rightly, to call it quits with him. I only bring this up here because the event that got Weissberg canned was heavy with evolutionary, Darwinian and eugenic themes, sponsored by a group with similar interests.
It was a conference held by a white racialist group, American Renaissance, last month in Tennessee. You can click on this link and see some of the participants. As Rich noted, Weissberg had turned up at the meeting to discuss strategies for successfully “repackaging” white nationalism. Needless to say, once someone has descended to such garbage, you can’t have him around anymore. More.
Basically, Darwinism is implicit in racism today. The Darwinian theory of how species separate into different daughter species must apply to humans – because the Darwinist considers humans to be animals like any other, with no special purpose or destiny.
Most Darwinists avoid recognizing this implication of their heartfelt belief. Thus, you can take the racist out of the Darwinist, but you can’t take the Darwinist out of the racist. Of course, you can usher the racist out of the lineup, which editor Lowry did.
See also: Berlinski versus Derbyshire and Derbyshire reviews (and seems to have read) Berlinski
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