Monday, December 07, 2015
What conservatism misses in trying to fix higher education
In the West today it is the uneducated that seem educated in protecting the permanent things that are so necessary to the survival of any country. Why don't conservatives promote the science of sociobiology in the humanities departments of our colleges and universities as a way to help save the permanent things? Mainly because conservatism has been religiously based in the anti-materialism of religion, whereas sociobiology is based in the naturalism and materialism of science.
Teaching students the debauched and degraded idea (at $40 thousand a year) that there is no determined human nature, and that authenticity is defined as acting any way they please (as long as it is politically correct), has meant the virtually permanent and conservative qualities of real human nature are missing. The science of sociobiology has once again taught us that human nature remains as it has always been: kin-centered, gender defined, age-graded, heterosexual marriage-making, hierarchical, ethnocentric, even xenophobic, and religious-making, among other conservative things, with group-selection as the primary unit of selection.
The bridge between religion and science is developed in the philosophy of theological materialism, where conservatives and traditionalists can retain the old ascetic spiritual experience of the Inward Path to the God or Father Within but see it transformed in the Outward Path of material evolution to real supermaterial Godhood. As Russell Kirk said, men cannot improve a society by setting it on fire: they must seek out its old virtues and bring them back into the light.