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Evolution and Racism

By, Don Walker

Most people are unaware of the full title of Charles Darwin’s book that launched a revolution in Western civilization. Most textbooks record the title merely as The Origin of the Species. The “dirty little secret” is that the full title of the book is The Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life. (They loved long titles in those days.) The truth is that Darwin’s evolutionary theory was an argument to support the idea of white racial superiority. His book was a treatise to explain and justify the domination of the “white race” over the “non-white races” of the world.

Supporters of Darwin claim that his use of “races” was intended to refer to subspecies of animals. Is that so? It appears that Darwin concept of “subspecies ” was somewhat broader than that, and included “non-white homo sapiens.” But don’t take my word for it, let Darwin speak for himself. In his book, The Descent of Man (sequel to The Origin of the Species…) Darwin states:

“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 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 civilized 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.”

Darwin believed that the various races were at different levels of evolutionary development, with Blacks at the bottom and Caucasians at the top. Thomas H. Huxley, nicknamed “Darwin’s Bulldog,” because of his ardent defense of Darwin said that “No rational man, cognizant of the facts, believes that the average negro is the equal still less the superior, of the white man.” Huxley described whites as “bigger-brained and smaller jawed.”

The biology textbook used at the so-called “Scope’s Monkey Trial” (1925) was entitled Civic Biology (1914). The author of this book was George William Hunter, who espoused the “scientific racism” of that day. He believed that humans appeared as a progressive result of the evolutionary process, with the Caucasian race being “finally, the highest type of all.”

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