Friday, May 12, 2017

Darwinism Has No Regard For Humanity

"I have not yet found reference to groups of Darwinists in America or England saying that their philosophy compelled them to be concerned about suffering and starving people in other parts of the world. What a joke. Darwinism is fundamentally, necessarily, and essentially inhumane. If people starve to death or perish from illness or violence, that’s just the way life is. We are only animals after all, with no immortal souls, no spark of the divine, and nothing in essence to distinguish us from the beasts. We don’t get excited if other animals are dying—why the unscientific species bias in favor of people?" (p. 221)

"Darwin did have a very limited concept of the value of human life. His famous Origin of the Species is subtitled “The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life” —ominous words, especially when we consider that in The Descent of ManDarwin wrote: “At some future period, not very distant when measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace throughout the world the savage races.”

"If a right-wing fundamentalist Christian wrote about superior races exterminating savage races, there would be anguished howls of righteous indignation from the secular anti-religious left, and the statement would be used as proof of the evil intolerance of theistic religious belief. But, if Darwin said it? It should be added that Darwin saw nothing wrong with this extermination—he saw it as natural and normal." (p. 350)

Joseph Keysor, Hitler, the Holocaust, and the Bible

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