Darwin and racism
Here is something I read on Facebook.
Darwin and racism
by Ken Ham
I’ve been saying this in posts and presentations for a long time. I agree with this author that, “Even by the most generous of measures, the intellectual and philosophical heritage of Charles Darwin is one of the most hideously racist legacies one can fathom. And yet, his inherently racist dogma is not only presented in public schools across America, it is state and federal policy that every student in America demonstrate proficiency in understanding and applying his dangerous ideology.”
Yes, the hypocrisy of people and institutions who claim they’re against racism and remove statues or rename buildings and yet exalt Darwin—a man who published some of the most inherently racist material you could read (for example, in his book “The Descent of Man” and various letters etc.). Most people (including most teachers and professors) have never read Darwin’s books or his other writings.
In his book “Ontogeny and Phylogeny,” the late Stephen J. Gould wrote “Biological arguments for racism may have been common before 1850, but they increased by orders of magnitude following the acceptance of evolutionary theory.” Yes, Darwin’s ideas fueled racism. Hitler (and his idea of a superior race) used Darwin to justify what he did to the Jews and others. In the 1900’s in America, one of the main biology textbooks used in public schools, “A Civic Biology” by Hunter taught generations of American students, based on Darwin’s ideas, that “at the present time there exist upon the earth five races . . . the highest type of all, the Caucasians, represented by the civilized white inhabitants of Europe and America.” Surely that alone should be enough to cause the “cancel culture” to ban Darwin from libraries, schools, and universities. But no! They won’t touch Darwin because he is like a god to them.
Darwin’s ideas give people a supposed justification to reject God and do whatever they want with sex, how they determine “right” and “wrong,” abortion, and so on. Oh the hypocrisy of those claiming they’re against racism when it’s some sort of political correctness to fit in with the mob mentality. If they were truly against racism, they would ban Darwin! Hypocrisy at its finest!