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A book for your local school library, just in time for Darwin Day …

Here’s an interesting recent book, just the thing for Darwin Day, I guess: Apes or Angels?: Darwin, Dover, Human Nature, and Race by Cornelius J. Troost. Here’s his publisher’s blurb, abbreviated a bit:

APES or ANGELS?: It speaks the truth about Darwin’s views on human origins and race. Contrary to the beliefs of most academicians and educated readers, Darwin had two dangerous ideas instead of one. … The second idea is rarely mentioned in politically correct America- that the human races are different in sometimes significant ways. Indeed, inequality is a normal condition of nature. Darwin’s clash with Christianity is winding down because modern science is a foundation of western culture and it fully accepts the truth of natural selection and the evolution of life(including man). It is ironic that as the struggle with Christianity declines, a new struggle emerges- the battle over racial differences. Liberalism evolved into radical egalitarianism as it swept over America, creating an authoritarian political correctness that contradicts our Constitution. Modern genetics now threatens the liberal myth of human equality. These Darwinian conflicts are playing out amidst our culture wars, a battle that could transform us into another Brazil. Radical egalitarianism and multiculturalism are ideologies aimed at dismantling our great Anglo-European tradition.

Believe me, it gets better, but I don’t want to violate fair use, so read it here.

By the way, didn’t Darwin Day used to be Lincoln’s birthday in the States? And that guy was famous for what, exactly? You can tell how great an impact Darwinism has had on American culture if schools now celebrate Darwin Day but not Lincoln Day.

Today at the Post-Darwinist: Jay Richards vs. Chris Hitchens: Not the usual piffle

Dhimmis for Darwin? Well, we do live in strange times

Also, today at Access Research Network: Freud, Marx, and Darwin – this time by Theodore Dalrymple

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6 Responses to A book for your local school library, just in time for Darwin Day …

  1. Darwin Day…the day that Richard Dawkins goes outside, sees his shadow, and realizes that he can fool the world for another 12 months….

    …surplanting Lincoln’s Birthday?

    Good grief.

  2. lol

  3. We cannot understand much of the history of late 19th and early 20th century anthropology, with its plethora of taxonomic names proposed for nearly every scrap of fossil bone, unless we appreciate its obsession with the identification and ranking of races. For many schemes of classification sought to tag the various fossils as ancestors of modern races and to use their relative age and apishness as a criterion for racial superiority. ~ Stephen Jay Gould

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    Unlettered and Ordinary

    Greetings!

    The missing link between atheism and racism is Darwinism so no more gap are present just a long smooth fluid transition from atheistic ideology to eugenics to genocide.

    Don’t worry atheist ideology is benign, or beneficial. The majority of these random occurances might be crippling or lethal, but every so often a benign or beneficial event occurs. These accumulate for the betterment of humanity as a whole, transforming it into a more effective and more efficient humanity.

    We will have better people when we kill off the feeble minded, disabled, racial inferior or those who fall away from our belove Darwinism.

    Surrender your allegiance or die!!!!

    Remember the materialist mind is rigid, unrealistic, and judgemental.
    Oh yah, I forgot simple and one tracked. Or should I say they are feeble minded. Perhaphs ignorant and arrogant, lacking insight and common sense. Oh all right, all of the above.

  5. We bunked the Great Emancipator in with Father of our Country to “Presidents’ Day”. That made way for an admittedly admirable Dr. King.

    It’s no less ironic that one of the chief forces behind 20th-century racism sneaks in a day by moving the Emancipator aside for the Civil Rights Leader.

  6. Anybody remember Louis Agassiz? Arguably the most prominent post-Origin creationist scientist? One of the fathers of ‘scientific racism’, he believed the races were actually separate species, born in separate creation events. Compare to Darwin, who promoted the view that all humans were one species, descended from common ancestors. He may have thought non-whites inferior, but at least he didn’t consider them non-human. He was also deeply opposed to slavery, though to be fair, Agassiz was as well.

    Oh, and on the subject of Lincoln, he was also a man of his time- just as was Darwin. Both opposed slavery, but neither ever really viewed blacks as equals.

    “I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in anyway the social and political equality of the white and black races – that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race. I say upon this occasion I do not perceive that because the white man is to have the superior position the negro should be denied everything.”

    -Abraham Lincoln, debate with Stephen Douglas

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