Debunking:<quoted text>Except he didn't. God created two "perfect" human beings called Adam and Eve (not even mentioning the ones of the savage plains who the fundies can't decide if they were created separately or offspring of Adam and Eve). After which came TEH FALL! Whereby all humans born thereafter became less "perfect" with each subsequent generation. It may also be worth noting that the vast majority of depictions of Adam and Eve just so happen to be white Europeans. However it makes little difference which race is put on top, the end result is a claim that is PROFOUNDLY racist.
Langoliers wrote, "by "Darwinism". By suggesting that man had evolved from more primitive creatures, and that some races had evolved further than others, it provided racism with a scientific mask."
While evolution HAS been incorrectly misused in the past to justify racial bigotry, the fact of the matter is that this has no bearing on the scientific validity of the current theory of evolution, also known as the modern evolutionary synthesis. And that states that there is no such thing as "more evolved", since ALL life is posited to have come from a common ancestry. Meaning that ALL species that exist today have the EXACT SAME amount of time to evolve. Therefore not one is any more advanced than another, according to evolutionary theory.
Creationists often object to this as they aren't fond of the idea of all life being on a level playing field.
Langoliers wrote, "In short, Darwin is the father of racism."
Gee, because racism never existed before Darwin's day, right?
Oh wait - it existed for THOUSANDS OF YEARS.
Langoliers wrote, "His theory was taken up and commented on by such 'official' founders of racism as Arthur Gobineau and Houston Stewart Chamberlain, and the racist ideology which emerged was then put into practice by the Nazis and other fascists. James Joll, who spent long years as a professor of history at universities such as Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, explained the relationship between Darwinism and racism in his book Europe Since 1870, which is still taught as a textbook in universities:""
First, Nazi ideology wasn't based on the theory of evolution, as evolution espouses NATURAL selection, which kinda flies right in the face of eugenics (ARTIFICIAL selection).
Also bear in mind that while Wilberforce and like-minded individuals were calling for the abolition of slavery, people used the Bible as justification, due the the Bible's support of such practices in no uncertain terms.
And as for Darwin himself, he was a product of his time. And while by no means perfect was certainly a little more enlightened than many others of his day. As shown on page ONE. Of THIS thread:
Sorry fundies, but science can't be debunked by ad-hom rhetoric.
1: what one does when they roll over and see KK in the bunk with them.