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Benjamin Wiker (born 1960) is a Roman Catholic ethicist.

Biography[edit]

Benjamin Wiker obtained his PhD in ethics from Vanderbilt University then went on to teach at a variety of institutions including Marquette University, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Thomas Aquinas College, and the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He came to attention in 2002 with the publication of Moral Darwinism: How We Became Hedonists. In this book, Wiker aims to show how Darwinism by its very nature completely undermines the ethical foundations of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam because its materialist cosmology is incompatible with any concept of natural law.[1] Wiker became a member of the Discovery Institute, a think tank supporting this idea, soon after the publication of the book.

His next major book, Architects of the Culture of Death, co-written with veteran Catholic ethicist Donald DeMarco, looks at how the most influential thinkers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries from Schopenhauer to Peter Singer have undermined the Christian value of "sanctity of life".[2] 2008's 10 Books That Screwed Up the World looks at fifteen important books from The Prince to The Feminine Mystique and aims, following Paul Johnson and E. Michael Jones, to show how the actual lives of these thinkers led to fundamentally distorted views about human nature, morality, and sexuality.

The Darwin Myth is a biography of Charles Darwin which portrays Darwin as a good husband and a kind, charitable person and claims that Darwin was involved in an ideological conspiracy by members of the late Enlightenment which aimed to remove God from science.[3] Wiker uses these claims to support his own belief in a supernaturally guided theistic evolution as an alternative to the naturalist view espoused by Darwin and modern biology.[4]

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Darwin as Epicurean
  2. ^ See DeMarco, Donald and Wiker, Benjamin; Architects of the Culture of Death; p. 361
  3. ^ Happy Birthday, Charles Darwin
  4. ^ Happy Birthday, Charles Darwin

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Politics Daily
Wed, 29 Sep 2010 10:34:28 -0700

If ideas have consequences, then bad ideas have bad consequences, and that's the premise of our discussion. (Wiker, of course, does not believe in burning bad books; he believes in reading them!) Wiker's list of destructive books includes works by Marx ...
 
National Catholic Register (blog)
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:22:35 -0800

In his homily to the 2005 conclave that would soon choose him as the successor of Pope John Paul II, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger warned those attending, “We are moving toward a dictatorship of relativism which does not recognize anything as for certain ...
 
Discovery Institute (blog)
Tue, 28 Apr 2009 14:28:45 -0700

This essay is one of the most thoughtful replies to the problem of evil--that the existence of evil evidences against God's existence--I've seen packed into a short essay. It is a must read. Wiker describes how, in a feat of fuzzy thinking, evolution ...

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:52:45 -0800

'What is the West about?” asks Larry Siedentop, an emeritus fellow of Keble College, Oxford. Years of reflecting on the character of Western societies lead him to an answer that resembles the one given by most political thinkers: namely, that the West ...

Catholic World Report

Catholic World Report
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:07:57 -0700

Such is the subtle line taken in Scott Hahn and Benjamin Wiker's recent book, Politicizing the Bible: The Roots of Historical Criticism and the Secularization of Scripture 1300-1700 (Crossroad, 2013). (Full disclosure: I wrote an enthusiastic ...
 
National Catholic Register (blog)
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 02:07:14 -0700

In the previous blog post, we explored Pope Benedict's account of the roots of relativism — roots which ultimately blossomed into full-scale secularism in the West. Again, Benedict sees the problem in reason itself, or what has been done to reason. To ...

The Week Magazine

The Week Magazine
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 03:05:59 -0700

Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist argues that libertarians own the future. In his column, Norquist highlights "the once-impossible political shifts that have taken place over the past 30 years" and observes that the "relevant dividing line" is no ...

Catholic Online

Catholic Online
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 09:01:34 -0800

In a May, 2012 article in Catholic World Report entitled "Gay Marriage-Nothing New Under the Sun" Benjamin Wiker, Ph.D.,cited facts and sources which affirm that none of this is new. In fact, the contemporary situation in the West has parallels to the ...
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