The term “race” as used in biology can have a different meaning than when used in everyday speech. It means subspecies. Thus there are races of flowers, races of dogs, etc. The original subtitle of Darwin’s first book (the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life) is often misinterpreted by laymen to be a reference to humans and therefore an affront to decency. It is neither.
Darwin was an ardent abolitionist who opposed forced eugenics. This article quotes him selectively and completely out of context.
I still have yet to meet a Darwin critic here who can define the word evolution.
Almost every year evolution is re defined to some new cockamamie idea that explains why they were mistaken last year. I recently wrote a post about a whale allegedly evolving into a cow and was promptly pooh poohed and sent to a dozen or so websites that said these weren't really ever taught as whale into cows, but had been misinterpreted by the ID’s to make the evo’s look silly. Well, the discovery channel has on, right now, a series called “Morphed”. Guess where they say cows come from?
Get a half dozen evo's in different rooms and have them explain evolution to you and you will get 12 answers. Then they swear they all agree. They think they can draw a picture of some animal morphing into something else and that proves they are correct.
If you cut through all the clap trap, what you find is a rebellious person that doesn't want to believe they will answer to an angry God. It boils down to a person making themselves into gods and denying their Creator. That is why it is so tempting to use it for an excuse for murder and hate. We can argue till the cows come home about so and so scientist and this and that discovery, but the truth is, no one will be able to prove any of it. Evolution is a religion with less proof than my religion. It is a mathematical impossibility to have evolved from nothing. When something is impossible, it's time to move on to something else. If you don't want to believe in God, that's fine, but evolution is dead.