Chapter 28. Evolutionists' Confessions Regarding Darwinism's Negative Effect on Moral Values
In the 19th century, the theory of evolution began to exert an influence over a wide sphere, beyond such branches of science as biology and paleontology, extending from human relations to the analysis of history, from politics to society. Efforts were made to adapt Darwin's idea of the struggle for survival in nature-as a result of which the fittest would survive while the weak were eliminated-to human thought and behavior. Applying Darwin's claim that nature was a battleground to human societies served as a justification of class conflicts, a social order in which the strong oppressed the weak, racism, colonialism, exploitation, repression and other forms of inhumanity.
Reading between the lines, even evolutionists admit the inhumanity that Darwinist ideas continue to inflict on societies.
Theodosius Dobzhansky is a geneticist and evolutionary biologist at Columbia University:
P. J. Darlington is of Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge:
Robert Wright, author of the book, The Moral Animal:
462- Theodosius Dobzhansky, "Ethics and Values in Biogical and Cultural Evolution" Zygon, the Journal of Religion and Science, as reported in Los Angeles Times, Part IV (June 16, 1974), p. 6.
463- P.J. Darlington, Evolution for Naturalists, 1980, pp. 243-244.
464- Robert Wright, The Moral Animal, New York:Vintage Books, 1994, p. 7.
465- Earthwatch, March 1989, p. 17; cited in Henry M. Morris, The Long War Against God, Baker Book House, 1989, p. 57.