So I heard ya boy Darwin was a racist?
Posted On March 21, 2011
Question by .: So I heard ya boy Darwin was a racist?
here is a racist quote from darwin:
“At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly […]replace, the savage races throughout the world. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes, as Professor Schaaffhausen has remarked, will no doubt […]. The break between man and his nearest allies will then be wider, for it will intervene between man in a more civilized 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.”
(Charles Darwin 1st page, 1st chapter)
Answer by Rick in the Santa hat
When not taken out of context, compared to the people of his day, Darwin was no worse than anyone else.
And whether he was a racist or not, that does not matter. His ideas about evolution were solid and turned out to have vast support from many different scientific fields.
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