“Apologetics in the Void” are repostings from an on-going electronic discussion and debate I had some time ago with members of our local community. The list serve is called Vision 20/20, and hence the name “visionaries.”
Gary points out that many Christian groups have sought forgiveness for their complicity in the racism of the 19th century. Have the Darwinists done as much?
Part of the reason why they may not have is that they are better logicians than that. Eugenics based on evolutionary assumptions was enthusiastically supported by all the usual suspects up until WWII. It was abandoned at that time for PR considerations (and for obvious reasons), and is now making its not so surreptitious comeback. Survival of the fittest presupposes another category — the unfit, and the ramifications are many. Just for grins, check out Thornhill and Palmer, A Natural History of Rape (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000).
All this is happening because the logic is unassailable. If evolution has not stopped, what a priori scientific reason can be given, based on natural selection, that would require all human races to grow into the same new species, or to do so at the same rate? If evolution has stopped, why should it have done so? You may not like it, and it may offend liberal sensibilities, but I would like someone to tell me why a blind process like natural selection cares about your liberal sensibilities, or the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
As for getting people all riled up, I have offered repeatedly to scram. And I hereby do so again, and most cheerfully. But if I do, and when I do, realize that the source of the agitation is an unwillingness to answer the most basic questions about education. And those who want to talk about education reform need to do more than rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic.