1881: DARWIN ON MAN’S STRUGGLE FOR EXISTENCE: Nine months before he died Darwin wrote about his views on mankind:
“Lastly I could show fight on natural selection having done and doing more for the progress of civilisation than you seem inclined to admit. Remember what risks the nations of Europe ran, not so many centuries ago of being overwhelmed by the Turks, and how ridiculous such an idea now is. The more civilised so-called Caucasian races have beaten the Turkish hollow in the struggle for existence. Looking to the world at no very distant date, what an endless number of the lower races will have been eliminated by the higher civilised races throughout the world.”
Letter to William Graham, 3 July 1881
ED. COM. Darwin walking down the streets of London or Manchester and seeing the Islamic mosques would be horrified, as they are the evidence of the philosophic and religious vacuum his theory has made of English Culture, which other religions have moved in to fill. Darwin’s racism comes to the fore when he goes on to claim that the struggle for existence will keep going within mankind, and non-European races will eventually be selected out by Caucasians (Europeans). Not only is time proving him wrong, but his attitude is the direct opposite of Christ’s desire that all nations would become His disciples.
Jesus sent his disciples out with this commission:
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." (Matthew 28:19).
The Apostle Paul explains why Christ has authority to claim disciples from all nations. It is because “From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.” (Acts17:26-27) (Ref. theistic evolution, Scriptures Genesis, philosophy, world-view)
Darwin’s letters are available from the Darwin Correspondence Project at: http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/home
Evidence News, 16 December 2009