The Darwin/Racism/Eugenics Connection
You know how books often have a “by-line”? Did you know that Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species had one?
Nah, neither did I.
Want to know what it was? Ready? Phil Ryken gives us the scoop:
Now, though I’d never heard that by-line, it doesn’t come as a surprise to me. Why? Because the dirty little secret of Darwinism, understood by eugenicist monsters like the founder of Planned Parenthood, Maggie Sanger, is that Darwinism is perfectly compatible with both racism and racism’s uglier sister, eugenics, the selective reduction of the inferiors in the gene pool by forced sterilization, selective breeding, etc. Yeah, it’s all of a piece.
Now that fact alone doesn’t render Darwinism false, of course; what it does do, though, is to illuminate the very natural consequences that flow from the adoption of Darwinism as one’s explanation of origins. If there’s no God, of course, then anything’s possible, and some things unthinkable become sane and moral.