Celebrate Darwin, celebrate death…in your church?
Eugenics is usually defined as the study of hereditary improvement of the human race by controlled selective breeding.
On this anniversary of Darwin’s 200th birthday it is good to be reminded that eugenics is exactly what Darwinian evolution leads to. A few weeks ago I wrote about how thousands of clergy are actively promoting the clergy letter project – a movement formed to bring Darwinian evolution to full acceptance within Christian churches (signed by over 11,800 clergy, a great many of whom are Presbyterians). They are either through ignorance or pernicious purposefulness promoting the clear logical conclusion of eugenics along with the bad science of macroevolution.
Here is Darwin in his own words from the Descent of Man:
With savages, the weak in body or mind are soon eliminated; and those that survive commonly exhibit a vigorous state of health…We civilized men, on the other hand, do our utmost to check the process of elimination; we build asylums for the imbecile, the maimed, and the sick; we institute poor-laws; and our medical men exert their utmost skill to save the life of every one to the last moment. There is reason to believe that vaccination has preserved thousands, who from a weak constitution would formerly have succumbed to small-pox. Thus the weak members of civilized societies propogate their kind. No one who has attended to the breeding of domestic animals will doubt that this must be highly injurious to the race of man. It is surprising how soon a want of care, or care wrongly directed, leads to the degeneration of a domestic race; but excepting in the case of man himself, hardly any one is ignorant as to allow his worst animals to breed…If various checks…do not prevent the reckless, the vicious and otherwise inferior members of society from increasing at a quicker rate than the better class of men, the nation will retrograde, as has occurred too often in the history of the world. We must remember that progress is no invariable rule.
These were the kinds of thoughts and conclusions that lead directly to Hitler’s ideas, who credited many of his ideas to Darwin. While today, our culture shies away from these conclusions it was not always so. Witness this discussion from a U.S. high school biology text dated 1917:
Improvement of Man…If the stock of domesticated animals can be improved, it is not unfair to ask If the health and and vigor of future generations of men and women on the earth might not be improved by applying to them the laws of selection (e.g. Darwinian natural selection)…epilepsy, and feeble-mindedness are handicaps which it is not only unfair but criminal to hand down to posterity.
These were also the same kinds of conclusions of Margaret Sanger (Planned Parenthood).
These clergy (and I use the term loosely) who promote Darwinian evolution are knowingly or ignorantly also promoting eugenics, abortion and death. If you are not outraged yet, you should be.
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