This started in the combox on a post below, but …
xxxxxx, I do not get your point.
Eugenics was not science; it was nonsense. Nonsense firmly founded in Darwin’s own beliefs. Remember, Darwin was a guy who thought that black people were closer to gorillas than white people.
Darwin has always been protected by professional Darwinists from the normal social consequences of such antisocial beliefs.
I am not letting the matter go because it cannot be let go until the belief is formally renounced.
I am not interested in what “whackjobs” or “dopes” think (who is?). Can’t they just yell in the cell block or mental home?
The use of such terms is classically how Darwinists like yourself avoid facing up to the issue.
The reality is that Darwin’s racism is an open running sore, and will remain so until it is properly addressed by ceasing Darwin worship and saying that the Great Man was wrong on that point.
Are you prepared to do that?
Be warned: New books, documentaries are coming out about the dreadful crimes Darwinism perpetrated in this area, often in the form of eugenics.
Better just acknowledge it now, and not bother me with irrelevancies about “the ways some dopes usurp their ideas”.
If I were to propose a warning sticker for any textbook that addresses Darwinism, the sticker would be about racism, not about the general lack of important evidence for his ideas, which is the main reason so few people believe them after all the dollars spent to convince them.
That latter point is an open, running sore, but not nearly as harmful a one. I am quite sure that the intelligent African American student will thank me. So will many Caribbean origin Canadian students.
Fun for the day*: Decades ago, one of my aunts, who had been in the Canadian women’s auxiliary services in World War II, somehow ended up sitting in a restaurant in Florida. Some African Americans were sitting at another booth, and some other patrons were raising heck about the fact that the African Americans were allowed there. My aunt got up and told the heck raisers: You do not have the right to tell those people they cannot sit there. The heck raisers immediately shut up, which was a really good idea, in my view. They should have shut up decades earlier.
But doesn’t Darwin’s view of human nature require us to assume that the African Americans are moving away from the heck raisers in some way?
* This happened long before the American civil rights movement got started. It was just a northern prairie farm girl’s reaction to something that felt wrong.