>From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On
>Behalf Of Ted Davis
>Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2002 7:16 AM
>Insofar as contemporary creationists link evolution with racism, they are
>in my view overstating the case, but they are not making it up out of whole
>cloth. Evolution has a pretty sordid history in this regard, let alone the
>link with eugenics that many liberal Protestant theologians and scientists
>promoted (as well as secular scientists) at the turn of the century.
>Obviously that doesn't falsify the theory, but it does raise some
>appropriate questions about the "boundaries" of scientific knowledge, and
>the need to be open about the ways in which values shape theories.
I agree that the issue is quite complex. Having grown up in an
anti-evolutionary church in the pre-civil rights days in the South, I can
assure everyone, that being against evolution doesn't preclude racism.
There are some awful things said by W. A. Criswell in the late 50s. Rimmer
was a racist by today's standards (I will stand and fight on this claim).
Unfortunately, where and when I grew up, everyone was a racist including me,
my family and all the congregation and the preacher. It is a true statement
that the YECs are over the top on this issue--they ignore their own past.
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