Evolution is racist!!!!! (Page 5)
MJ59: Claim CA005.2:
The subtitle of Darwin's Origin of Species refers to "the preservation of favoured races," showing the racist nature of Darwin's ideas.
Weston, Paula, 1997-1998. The fallacy of racism. Creation Ex Nihilo 20(1): 52-53, http://www.answersingenesis.org/docs/384.asp
Race, as used by Darwin, refers to varieties, not to human races. It simply points out that some variations that occur naturally survive in greater numbers. Origin of Species hardly refers to humans at all.
Evolution is not racist.
Mayr, Ernst, 2000. Darwin's influence on modern thought. Scientific American 283(1) (Jul.): :78-83.
zeffur: re: "Race, as used by Darwin, refers to varieties, not to human races. It simply points out that some variations that occur naturally survive in greater numbers. Origin of Species hardly refers to humans at all."
Darwin's book has nothing to do with human races, huh??
re: "In 1813 Dr. "W. C. AVells read before the Eoyal Society "An Account
of a White Female, Part of whose Skin resembles that of a Negro;" but
his paper was not published until his famous " Two Essays upon Dew and
Single Vision " appeared, in 1818. In this paper he distinctly recognizes
the principle of natural selection, and this is the first recognition which has
been indicated ; but he applies it only to the races of man, and to certain
characters alone. After remarking that negroes and mulattoes enjoy an im-
nniuity from certain tropical di.-cases, he observes, firstly, that all animals..."
"Of the accidental varieties of man, which would occur among the first few and scattered inhabitants of the middle regions of Africa, some one would be better fitted than the others to bear the diseases of the country. This race would consequently multiply, while the others would decrease — not only from their inability to sustain the attacks of disease, but from their incapacity of contending with their more vigorous neighbors. The color of this vigorous race, I take for granted, from what has been already said, would be dark. But, tlie same disposition to form varieties still existing, a darker and a darker race would in the course of time occur ; and, as the darkest would be the best fitted for the climate, this would at length become the most prevalent, if not the only, race in the particular country in which it had originated." lie then extends these same views to the white inhabitants of colder climates."
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