Irrationality of Socialists?

I Don’t Know why socialists are usually evolutionists.

I do know, reducing all to one level is opposed to nature if all expanded from one level.

I am enjoying the words of Barnaby Joyce this morning.
Socialism vs Evolution


4 Responses to “Irrationality of Socialists?”

  1. 1 hippieprof August 25, 2009 at 7:11 am

    Actually, in the US it was 19th century capitalists who first embraced Darwinian thought. They viewed “survival of the fittest” as a moral justification for their actions. That is what social Darwinism is all about, after all.

    — hippieprof

    • 2 The Blissful Ignoramus August 25, 2009 at 8:22 am

      Thanks, an interesting observation. Can you refer me to evidences of this?

      FWIW, my post is not about origins of the philosophies. It is simply addressing the irrationality of someone holding two logically opposed philosophies at the same time (“cognitive dissonance”?).

      That this paradoxical phenomenon is evident everywhere we look, IMO is indicative of just how successful the actual “minitrue” (referred to in your comments on “A Truth Revolution” post) has been.

      May I suggest, that you might gain many interesting insights simply by beginning to ponder (and study) more deeply the “phenomenon” of “opposed” ideologies…. whether they be in science, politics, economics, religion, or anywhere else.

  2. 3 hippieprof August 25, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Here is a good recent source on the connection between evolutionary theory and 19th century robber barons:

    I am not sure that I buy your premise that socialism and evolution are really opposed ideologies. Many evolutionary theorists have in fact discussed the evolution of altruistic (socialistic) societies. Wilson’s Sociobiology is a good starting point for that line of thinking.

    • 4 The Blissful Ignoramus August 25, 2009 at 10:27 am

      Thanks for the link… it does look an interesting read, in context of the USA. May I politely suggest though, that it’s best to dig well beyond the shores, and well prior to the “creation” of the USA, in order to backtrack the trail of both evolutionary theory and “democratic” political/economic theory. Could I suggest starting with the French Revolution and research backwards from there?

      May I ask, “why” are you not sure that you buy the basic premise of the post? I’m sincerely interested in your personal thoughts here though… not what “many evolutionary theorists have in fact discussed”. To repeat others’ views is merely to parrot, right? 😉

      BTW, I like your hippieprof pseudonym… from this and a scan of your blog bio, I’m guessing you’d like my ’73 Kombi campervan, and identify with my propensity for spending lots of time pondering alone in “the bush”, as we say Down Under.

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