Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears at the website WalesOnline, which refers to itself as “as Wales’ premier outlet for breaking news.” They’re located in Cardiff, the capital of Wales. The letter is titled How would Darwin fare if he were alive?, and it’s the second letter at that link. They don’t seem to have a comments feature.
Because the writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. His first name is John. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, some bold font for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]. Here we go!
Thankfully, the £10 note depicting evolutionary author Charles Darwin has now been replaced with one featuring a more legitimate fiction writer – Jane Austen.
Classy beginning. Then he says:
Despite popular opinion, it is important to note that Darwin did not “observe” or “prove” (macro)evolution. He simply concocted a “theory”, inspired by his noting the obvious: over time, a genus or species of creature can exhibit physical variations – even (and only) within its own animal “kind”.
[*Groan*] It’s the micro-macro mambo, described in Common Creationist Claims Confuted. After that clunker, John tells us:
But just how would Darwin and his “ground-breaking” hypothesis fare if he were alive today and his musings were brand new? Not only would he be devastated at the total absence of his much-anticipated “missing link” fossil evidence, but any remaining credibility he enjoyed would be demolished by his lesser-known delusions being publicised.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! He continues:
For instance, he wrote that all black people were intellectually and physically closer to apes than white people: “As [at] present between the negro or the Aborigine and the gorilla” (The Descent of Man, Charles Darwin, 1887, p156).
As expected, we can’t find that alleged quote in an online text of Descent of Man. We previously posted about Darwin’s enlightened opinions on the subject, which are totally unlike those claimed by the letter-writer — see Racism, Eugenics, and Darwin. Let’s read on:
Tragically, instead of this warped “evolved racial superiority” nonsense being rejected, it was widely accepted and later exploited to devastating effect.
[*Groan*] Descent of Man was published after slavery had been abolished in the US and most of Central and South America. You can see all the dates here: Abolitionism. But what accounts for the racial exploitation that occurred in the Western Hemisphere for the previous four centuries — or all over the world as far back as one cares to go? It certainly wasn’t Darwin. Another excerpt:
Although many ignorantly bleat that religion is the chief cause of most war, the actual number of people slaughtered by history’s religio-political, scripture-twisting hypocrites does not even come close to the colossal numbers killed by atheistic, Darwinist despots.
But wait a second. If “human evolution” is true and we are all just godless “advanced apes”, what moral right do we have to condemn Hitler? After all, was he not merely a fellow primordial slime-evolved “super-monkey”, acting perfectly legally within German (Nazi) law, as he judiciously eliminated the “subhuman” from society to enable the “master race” to flourish?
Yeah, yeah, without the bible, there’s no morality That explains why all biologists are rapists and murders. Okay, let’s skip to the end:
How could a mindless, unthinking “evolutionary process” have blindly produced these elevated, uniquely human qualities – and why would it? Referring to the origin of these sublime virtues, the Bible simply states at Genesis 1:27: “God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”
This logical account [Hee hee!] restores human dignity to all people of all races, in sharp contrast to the debased lie of “human evolution”, which has also helped to make atheistic fools of the gullible and/or willing majority – akin to a colony of tiny ants at Kew Gardens who have all been duped into believing that the head gardener no longer exists.
So there you are. It’s good to know that creationism in Wales is just as “advanced” as in Hambo’s Kentucky or the Discoveroids’ Seattle.
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