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To: freedumb2003

I truly believe that Darwinism is inherently racist whether it is true or not. Of course, I don’t believe it is true, which makes it all the worse. But even if it were true, some races would have to be lower or less evolved than other races by definition.


12 posted on 12/08/2009 6:13:49 PM PST by GodGunsGuts
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To: GodGunsGuts

>>I truly believe that Darwinism is inherently racist whether it is true or not. Of course, I don’t believe it is true, which makes it all the worse. But even if it were true, some races would have to be lower or less evolved than other races by definition.<<

You may believe it, but that don’t make it so. TToE is no more racist than a wrench or a telescope. It recognizes a diversity of traits but, other than stochastically moving the ball of the entire human race, makes no judgment on what we call “race.” In scientific terms, what we call “race” is a primarily a social concept, not a (natural) scientific one (although certain lineages do have unique features).

Like I said, this is an overreach.


14 posted on 12/08/2009 6:19:30 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: GodGunsGuts
I truly believe that Darwinism is inherently racist...

Because it is and its premise always has been:

"At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace, the savage races throughout the world." At the same time the anthropomorphous apes [i.e., blacks – ed.], as Professor Schaffhausen has remarked, (Anthropological Review, April, 1867, p. 236) will no doubt be exterminated. The break between man and his nearest allies will then be wider, for it will intervene between man in a more civilised state, as we may hope, even than the Caucasian, and some ape as low as a baboon, instead of as now between the negro or Australian and the gorilla."

(Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man, Chap. vi)

"No rational man, cognizant of the facts, believes that the average Negro is the equal, still less the superior, of the white man.....it is simply incredible to think that.....he will be able to compete successfully with his bigger-brained and smaller-jawed rival, in a contest which is to be carried on by thoughts and not by bites."

(Thomas Huxley (aka Darwin's Bulldog"), 1871, Lay Sermons, addresses and reviews)

18 posted on 12/08/2009 6:51:32 PM PST by Agamemnon (Intelligent Design is to evolution what the Swift Boat Vets were to the Kerry campaign)
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To: GodGunsGuts
I truly believe that Darwinism is inherently racist whether it is true or not......(irrelevant nonsense)...some races would have to be lower or less evolved than other races by definition.

WOw...stooping to lower lows, eh?

59 posted on 12/09/2009 6:15:33 AM PST by ElectricStrawberry (Didja know that Man walked with 100+ species of large meat eating dinos within the last 4,351 years?)
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To: GodGunsGuts

That’s not how it works. Um, all races have started mating with each other in an explosion of interracial sex, which is the forecast for this century. It kind of disrupts your list of distinct races. Besides, Darwinism would say that all existing races are the product of successful survival.


68 posted on 12/20/2009 10:21:57 AM PST by JDblackjack
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