Daily Devotional – March 18
Evolution always has been, and always will be, inherently racist. The foundational concept of evolution is that mankind evolved from some sort of ape-like creature, and since some groups of humans are still genetically more closely related to their ancestors than others, more evolved humans are superior and therefore of more value. Modern evolutionists like to downplay this inherent nature of their belief, but it was widely acknowledged early on. For instance, the full title of Darwin’s classic book is The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection—or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life (emp. added). Imagine the response to any scientist today who wrote the following (excerpted from Darwin’s book):
“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, as Professor Schaaffhausen has remarked, 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 civilised 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 (p. 521).” (Emphasis added)
Clearly, Darwin was convinced that the more “civilized races” (e.g., Caucasian) would one day exterminate the more savage races (e.g., African Negroes and Australian Aborigines), which he considered to be less evolved (and thus more ape-like) than Caucasians. The chief promoter of evolutionism in the 1800’s was Thomas Huxley who wrote:
“It may be quite true that some Negroes are better than some white men; but no rational man, cognizant of the facts, believes that the average Negro is the equal, still less the superior, of the white man. And, if this be true, it is simply incredible that, when all his disabilities are removed, and our prognathous relative has a fair field and no favor, as well as no oppressor, he will be able to compete successfully with his bigger-brained and smaller jawed rival, in a contest which is to be carried on by thoughts and not by bites.” (Emphasis added)
The fact is that a historical understanding of evolution implies that some groups of humans are closer to our alleged ape-like ancestors in their mental faculties than others. Thus, some groups of humans supposedly are superior to others. The Bible teaches exactly the opposite. There are not different species or races of men; there is just one race, the human race. All people were created by God “in His image” from the very beginning of creation.
And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth…
~ Acts 17:26