RE: Darwinism

From: Glenn Morton (
Date: Wed Feb 20 2002 - 09:23:28 EST

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    THere is a good discussion of this whole issue in RAce and Human Evolution
    by Milford Wolpoff and Rachel CAspari


    for lots of creation/evolution information
    personal stories of struggle

    >-----Original Message-----
    >From: []On
    >Behalf Of John W Burgeson
    >Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 3:56 PM
    >Subject: Darwinism
    >I received the following comment (not on this list) from a fellow ASAer
    >whom I respect but do not always agree with. He was commenting on the
    >DISCOVERY article about the PBS broadcast.
    >"Darwinism was historically a product of racism. That has been
    >documented in many ways. We may whitewash it, but it is a fact. To put it
    >another way, "social Darwinism" preceded Darwinism. Wealthy Europeans
    >wanted to have a good excuse why they should not be compassionate--
    >letting the weak die off is good for the race. This view persisted quite
    >overtly until after WWII."
    >I'm looking for a reasonable published refutation of this statement.

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