[Originally published as Darwin’s Theory is Racist]
If we want to discover the roots of racism in the 21st century, we need to look no further than Darwin’s (1859) The Origin of Species. The original title for this book was On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. This title remained until the sixth edition when in the 1872 printing it was changed to its present form.
Today, many popular movements like Black Lives Matter, which began in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, have rallied around cases of alleged police brutality against people of color.
The question we should be asking is “how can we rid ourselves of racism if people are failing to identify racism’s root causes?” If we are going to identify the basis for racism, we will need to define the term. The Merriam Webster online dictionary gives the “full” definition of racism as follows:
- a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
- racial prejudice or discrimination
The Merriam Webster “student” definition of racism is:
- belief that certain races of people are by birth and nature superior to others
- discrimination or hatred based on race
With these definitions in mind, we can conclude that racism is antithetical to the biblical model. The Bible teaches that every human being is created in the image of God (Gen. 1:27) and is, therefore, worthy of respect. God’s Word clearly opposes discrimination based upon race or gender, noting that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is impartial with regard to: the entire human race (Matt. 5:45; Acts 10:34-35), the marital covenant or gender (Eph. 5:21), or even ethnicity (Rom. 10:12).
If the testimony of the Holy Scriptures leaves no room for bigotry, racial or otherwise, we should take a long hard look at the predominant worldview that forms the basis for the indoctrination of students.
It is indoctrination and not education because only one version of the truth is taught, the Theory of Evolution. It is presented to students as a proven scientific fact. You are not allowed to offer any criticism or alternative explanation, none. This is not education. We do not teach our students to think critically and, with regard to evolutionary teaching, we do not allow them to think for themselves at all.
I will simply share with you a few quotes from some of the leading voices in the world of 20th-century evolutionary thought. Make no mistake about this; many of the scientists I am quoting here were avowed Marxists. According to quotes from within their own ranks, many were candid about wanting to produce a Marxian-inspired evolutionary biology.
In his book, The Origin of Species Revisited, Wendell R. Bird (1991) outspoken atheist Michael Ruse referring to Gould, Lewontin, and Oparin, noting that Oparin was quite open to his subscription to Marxist-Leninist philosophy of nature, and consciously applied it to his work on the appearance of new life. Haldane and Bernal were also Marxists. According to Ruse, the late Stephen Jay Gould was also a Marxist, who wrote that racism was also heavily supported by evolutionists as a logical outgrowth of their Darwinism. Here are some of the quotes attributed to Gould.
Biological arguments based on innate inferiority spread rapidly, after evolutionary theory permitted a literal equation of modern ‘lower’ races with ancestral states of higher forms…
…Biological arguments for racism may have been common before 1859, but they increased by orders of magnitude following the acceptance of evolutionary theory. The litany is familiar: cold, dispassionate, objective, modern science shows us that races can be ranked on a scale of superiority.
Today, our country is being destroyed from within by the unseen enemy who seeks to divide and conquer all of humanity with his fear-based lies (John 8:44). He inspires race baiters and those they influence. Most of them are woefully ignorant of the root causes of the racism they so passionately decry. This loathsome creature infects and corrupts the sciences with the false belief system of goo-to-you evolution. While Darwin’s theory masquerades as scientific fact, racism continues to dominate our society, some real, some feigned, but always rooted in the godless worldview called Darwin’s Theory of Evolution.
Do not be deceived, Darwin’s theory is racist. When Darwin is properly understood, it leads to the justification for believing that certain races of people are by birth and nature superior to others and that is the definition of racism.
Submitted by Steven Rowitt, Ph.D.