A friend writes to draw our attention to this: Canon Press has published “Origin of Species” with a worldview guide: On the Origin of Species (Worldview Edition) Paperback – December 6, 2019 by Charles Darwin (Author), Gordon Wilson (Contributor) You can scroll through the worldview introduction here.
But what a good idea! Instead of getting shouted down by Darwinians, anxious to impose the “red in tooth and claw” on school curricula, perhaps we should long ago have adopted the practice of simply providing editions of Darwin’s works, detailing the worldview that lies behind this stuff. Accept or reject it, the worldview goes along with the package.
Instead, so many well-meaning religious people attempted to combat the worldview clown car of “theistic evolution,” as if the clown car makes any difference when so many people are fleeing those theistic evolution churches anyway.
Ah! Another friend has also kindly written to say that it is even more urgent that someone provide such a worldview guide for Darwin’s abjectly racist Descent of Man.
Indeed. It would be a relief, after all these years of Darwinians shouting everyone down by declaring that Darwin was anti-slavery… as if there were not perfectly good racist and imperialist arguments against slavery!:
Racists, imperialists, and class snobs have often been among those who see that slavery corrupts a society. For example, young aristocrats can force themselves on slave girls and produce children that they do nothing to raise. Their bad example trickles through the society, making it difficult for clergy to inculcate a sense of responsibility in the aristocrats’ social inferiors. We need no highly developed sense of social justice to observe the fact that it would be better for all concerned if there were no slave girls anyhow.
See also: H. G. Wells: Popularizing Darwin, Racism, And Mayhem – The History You Never Learned In School