I’m sure you’ve heard of the so-called “cancel culture.” It’s a movement in which people demand a statue be toppled or a name changed on an auditorium or other item because it’s deemed racist—or it’s connected to a person who supposedly made racist statements (or exhibited what is today believed to have been racist behavior) in the past.
Yet this month, a man who popularized a belief that fueled racism resulting in extremely evil fruit will again be celebrated. So where is the “cancel culture” now?
One hundred and fifty years ago, on the twenty-fourth of this month (February), Charles Darwin published his second seminal work, The Descent of Man. This was released 12 years after his well-known Origin of Species, which proposed a mechanism involving natural selection to account for the origin of the various types of living creatures without God. At the end of that book, Darwin stated that he intended to apply the same ideas to man, which he did in The Descent of Man.
The late Stephen J. Gould (Harvard University) said of Darwin’s work:
Biological arguments for racism may have been common before 1859, but they increased by orders of magnitude following the acceptance of evolutionary theory.
Sir Arthur Keith, an atheist anthropologist, shared some of those evil fruits, stating:
To see evolutionary measures and tribal morality being applied vigorously to the affairs of a great modern nation, [consider] Germany of 1942. We see Hitler devoutly convinced that evolution produces the only real basis for a national policy [of organized human slaughter].
One of the main biology textbooks used in US public school science classes in the early 1900s stated:
At the present time there exist upon the earth five races . . . The highest type of all, the Caucasians, [is] represented by the civilized white inhabitants of Europe and America.
Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, said:
The practice of Birth Control raises us to a higher stage in the evolution of life—as each individual progresses he helps to raise the human race in its evolution forward and onward to higher planes.
There are many more examples illustrating how the religion of evolution as proposed by Darwin has fueled racism, resulting in evil consequences, such as the murder of millions by Hitler, the murder of millions of children by Planned Parenthood, and generations of school children having been taught that Caucasians were the highest race.
So where is the “cancel culture” when it comes to Darwin? Well, they revere him. He is the high priest of their secular religion because he proposed a mechanism to explain life by natural processes so people could justify rejecting God and become their own god and do whatever is right in their own eyes.
February 24 should be a day of mourning, not a day of celebration!
I encourage you to learn more about a biblical perspective on the origin of humanity with several livestreams taking place this week. Enjoy these livestreams for free on Answers TV (no account needed) through the end of March. After the end of March, you’ll want to subscribe to enjoy access to these streams, as well as over 3,000 other videos. A subscription is only $4.99 a month or $39.99 for a whole year.
Livestreamed today was anatomist Dr. David Menton’s Three Ways to Make an Ape-Man. Tomorrow (February 25) at noon (ET) hear from geneticist Dr. Georgia Purdom on Eugenics, Abortion, and Our Future. On February 26 at noon (ET) enjoy historian Dr. Terry Mortenson’s Ape-men: The Grand Illusion. I will be giving the final livestream in association with the sad anniversary of Descent of Man on One Blood, One Race: The Origin of “Races.”
I encourage you to watch all four of these livestreams and share them with others. Watch for free on Answers TV for the best experience or find them on my Facebook page or the Answers in Genesis’ YouTube channel.
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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.