Charles Darwin introduced his theory of evolution in 1859 in the book Origin of Species. Many evolutionists, however, would like people to forget that the full title is On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.
It is undeniable that Darwin promoted racist ideas that could then be solidly founded upon "science." Although he never mentioned Man in his Origin of the Species, the implications were there that Man had come from the animal kingdom.
In his third book, The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animal, published in 1872, Darwin left no doubt about his racist ideas, and head-measuring became a full-time occupation to determine which races were more "evolved" than others. Teams of hunters set out to obtain specimen heads from aboriginal Australian and Tasmanian owners … whether the owners had ceased to use them or not! Entire tribes were shot down, and the museum cases of the "civilized" nations became filled with neatly graduated rows of heads giving supposed "proof" of evolution.
Most evolutionists deny this gruesome chapter in the history of Darwinism. Yet it shows that Darwinism is not only racist, it treats humans as if they were animals. Is it any wonder, then, that most evolutionists are in favor of abortion and euthanasia while creationists oppose these practices? After all, creationists – not evolutionists – know that all people, young and old, are created in the image of God.
Notes: Ian Taylor, "Scientific Racism," on file at Creation Moments.
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