Skip to comments.Darwin reader: Darwin’s racism
Posted on 02/24/2009 7:04:56 PM PST by GodGunsGuts
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Hitler was a fan of Darwin....
Haven’t gone near them since I heard the news.
And contrary to what the Evos would like us to believe, Hitler hated Christianity.
“And contrary to what the Evos would like us to believe, Hitler hated Christianity.”
Ok....finish your point.....
The dude was a genius, way ahead of his times.
“The dude was a genius, way ahead of his times.”
You are, if you follow the logic of this thread, therefore a hitler-loving racist atheist if you believe in science.
Not really. Although it does depend on how you classify "race".
The Spartans certainly classed the Helots as a separate race although we would not.
The Gibeonites were considered a separate race from the Jews and while they were not exactly slaves they were "hewers of wood and drawers of water" i.e. forced service.
In the next to last paragraph of the selection he says "..... who from a weak constitution would formerly have succumbed to small-pox" ~ yet, today, we modern, civilized people know that being killed by smallpox has more to do with the virulence of the virus than from a "weak constitution".
Holding the victims of small-pox responsible for their own deaths is rather barbaric. Discussing characteristics of the different "brands" of human being was not then considered terribly "racist", if "racist" at all. We just discuss such things different these days ~ e.g. not in the presence of the subjects being discussed, and certainly not in public if the topic has been declared taboo by PC arbiters ~ even if failure to discuss results in the deaths of millions.
Chuck Darwin: a legitimate candidate for All-Time Loser.
Chuck, unlike most of the clergymen of his time and ours, at least had a fully functioning brain.
That’s not “forced service” ~ it’s “caste difference”. Once you have an hereditary right to “draw water” no one drinks unless you allow them to have water.
I prefer real logic.
Saul tried to wipe them out during his reign which also argues against your premise.
The original Archie Bunker.
I get mad every time I read about this because the kids are always taught Darwin on Pot instead of Darwin on Speed. If they’re going to teach them this crap they really ought to teach where Chuckie was coming from.
Thanks for posting... the truth is out there. Way out there...
The Nazis were more in favor of Lamarck. I don’t really know why, perhaps they did not like the idea that “lower races” could become superior in a different environment.
Darwin’s ideas can’t promote racism without being seriously twisted. For example, Darwin did many studies on Galapagos Finches. More data was gathered since 1973 by Peter and Rosemary Grant. They examined two different species and found that the survival of birds with different body and beak sizes depended on how the environment affected the availability of different sized seeds. During the harsh drought of 1977 the small seeds were quickly exhausted since they could be consumed by both the small and large beaks. As a result, there was strong selection for birds with larger, more powerful beaks that could crack the large seeds. During unusually rainy weather in 1984-85, the selection went in the opposite direction. There was an overabundance of small, soft seeds so the birds with small beaks were better adapted. As a result, there was strong selection for small beaks during those years.
The point of this is that racism is totally meaningless when it comes to the science of evolution. Neither bird was “superior” to the other. Each had its own niche.
The article posted above says more about the character of those men then about the theory itself.
Hitler’s middle name was “Elizabeth”
It's kind of like the members of the French nobility who vied to have the honor of taking King Louis' night soil out of his chambers. It meant that every day they would have ACCESS to the King himself right in the morning when he was fresh and before others could tell him gossip about themselves!
Sure, both of us would have been in there begging to be allowed to draw water for the Temple, particularly the Chief Priest!
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