The titles of two recently published Wall Street Journal news stories once again highlight the danger in accepting the evolutionary theory.
1. April, 10th 2019, Fossil Evidence of New Human Species Found in Philippines
2. May, 1st 2019, Fossil Points to a Vanished Human Species in Himalayas.
Title Troubles—“New Human Species”?
Let’s consider the way this discovery was trumpeted in the two article titles. They did not follow the expected trend of announcing, yet again, that the missing link between man and ape had been found. They did not announce the discovery of an Ape-Man. Instead, they referred to this find as “New Human Species.”
What’s the Trouble?
If the reason these titles are troubling isn’t immediately obvious, then recall the way in which Charles Darwin wrote about the human race–or rather–the human RACES. Darwin did not see the human race the way the Bible describes it: one vast family of brothers and sisters all having descended from our first parents, Adam and Eve, through the family of Noah after the Flood some 4,000 years ago. Instead, Darwin saw the human race as a series of different species and subspecies, complete with a clear hierarchy. This dehumanizing evolution doctrine spread far and wide with the acceptance of Darwinian thought by schools and even churches.
The textbook A Civic Biology Presented in Problems by George William Hunter, a common American public school textbook in the early 1900s, taught students this about the human “races.”
“The Races of Man. At the present time there exist upon the earth five races . . . the highest type of all, the Caucasians, represented by the civilized white inhabitants of Europe and America.”
The racist, white supremacy of Darwinism did not begin in America, but rose up very quickly among the disciples of Darwin in Europe. Of notable example is Ernst Haeckel whose drawings of embryos are still used as “evidence of evolution” despite having been debunked as fraudulent more than a century ago. (Read more on that here: https://creation.com/ernst-haeckel-evangelist-for-evolution-and-apostle-of-deceit).
Haeckel said this about the “human races”:
“If one must draw a sharp boundary between them, it has to be drawn between the most highly developed and civilized man on the one hand, and the rudest savages on the other, and the latter have to be classed with the animals.” (Ernst Haeckel, The History of Creation. p. 365)
While few confronted with these comments could fail to see their dehumanizing nature, many would argue that we should not judge Darwin or his theories by his disciples. In an attempt to protect the reputation of their high priest of atheistic, pseudo “science,” some modern Darwinists argue that Darwin was not a racist, pointing out that he wrote against slavery.
It is true that Darwin was opposed to slavery, and it is true that Nietzsche was opposed to whipping a horse. However, this does not mean that Nietzsche embraced the horse as his equal, and neither does this mean that Darwin felt other “races” of man to be his equal or equal to each other.
Darwin himself admitted this, writing about the separation of species, that some were superior over the less evolved, that some were more animal species than human. This concept of white, civilized Europeans being the superior human species certainly began in Darwin’s own words and was not merely added by later Evolutionists. When considering what Darwin felt to be the evolutionary future of the human races, he wrote:
“At some future period, not very distant from as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace, the savage races throughout the world….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, than the Caucasian, and some apes as low as a baboon, instead of as now between the negro or Australian and the gorilla.” (Charles Darwin, “The Descent of Man, Selection in Relation to Sex.” London: John Murray, 1896, 156.) See also https://wallbuilders.com/darwin-and-race/)
To clarify, when Darwin refers to the “negro,” he here refers to African peoples, and by “Australian,” he means the Aboriginal peoples of Australia. In this paragraph, Darwin asserts the belief that the white Europeans would “exterminate and replace” the Africans and Aboriginal peoples. What is subtle but still clear is the hierarchy of mankind in these words.
The “evolutionary distances” to which he refers are between the Caucasian/European and the African, and then between the African and the gorilla. In Darwin’s mind African men are the evolutionary “missing” link between European white men and African apes! As Darwin looked into the evolutionary future, he saw these ape-to-man “Middle Species” (the ape-like Africans and the Aboriginal human-like gorillas) being killed off by the “Superior future form of the European” (something akin to Nietzsche’s superman).
Trouble Brews—from Darwinian Theory to Deadly Action
How this extreme racism annihilation could be carried out was proposed by one of Darwin’s early supporters, his cousin and fellow scientist, Francis Galton. In a Letter to the Editor of