Evolution is racist. Why is this concept not being proclaimed more clearly?
Evolution, as is popularly defined, is a gradual continuance and weeding out of physical traits. Therefore all the physical traits that we know as defining race……skin color, shape of the eyes, hair, etc., are all supposed to be due to some evolutionary benefit for survival. So we are told, no trait survives the proces of natural selection unless it benefits survival in some way. Therefore all the races of human got that way due to some evolutionary reason. The shape of the eyes, skin and hair color, all presumably got that way for a reason benefitting survival. This, by definition, is racial.
Notice what I’m NOT saying. This does not mean that every person who holds to evolution is a biased racist. I’m not saying that at all. But I am saying that the system of evolution is a racist system, for it holds that the evolutionary process made distinctions in people that form the races of people we know today.
Now there are several interesting cultural aspects of this. First, no one ever wants to admit that evolution is racist. Even the anti-evolutionists shy away from it. Second, while some will admit that portions of physical characteristics happened by evolution, no one wants to admit that intelligence is race-based and evolution-based (The book The Bell Curve nothwithstanding). Third, most all of society has long rejected social Darwinism, yet they cling tenaciously to biological Darwinism with an emotional ferver. Fourth, if evolution is held to be true, then each race could claim that their racial characteristics were better, at least in a sense of enhancing survival, since it helped them survive when other racial characteristics died out due to natural selection. Being able to claim ’my race is better for surviving’ fits the modern popular definition of racism. This is exactly what the Nazis taught.
By contrast, we Christians hold that God created us lovingly the way that He desired. Christianity teaches that God created us the way we are, beautifully and gracefully. It seems to me the Christian apologist should be beating this drum up and down main street every day of the week and twice on Sunday.