> > >It would be more useful to evaluate the social darwinist theories
> > >providing the foundation for programs like affirmative action.
> > you are talking about social engineering i think yes?
>Yes affirmative action is social engineering. But I am talking about the
>rationale behind *why* such engineering is a good thing. The reasoning
>behind such programs is a lot closer to social darwinism than the
>champions of affirmative action would be comfortable to admit.
affirmative action = social engineering = social darwinism = good thing i thing i'm happily lost somewhere in that chain i can't wait for the explication ... please do give