“There is something very interesting and radical going on in Pichot’s book. As a revisionist reading of the legacy of Darwin, it is clearly a punctual intervention into a debate that is relapsing into pre-war classifications, with corporate ‘progressivism’ on the one hand, and religious ‘regression’ on the other. In the ethical debates about ‘designer babies’ and so on, we are encouraged to concentrate on the dilemmas of technology versus morality – in so doing, we lose sight of the fact that genetics actually doesn’t explain anywhere near as much as we would like to think, and that the excessive attention to genetic inputs is part and parcel of the revival of particularly savage variety of capitalist ideology.” Read the full article here.
Pichot’s The Pure Society reviewed by ‘Lenin’
July 20, 2009 by versouk