Did you know, dear reader, that the Discovery Institute is not only the most scientifically advanced organization in the world, they are also the most benevolent and humanitarian? It’s true! Look what was just posted on the Discoveroids’ creationist blog: New York Museum Benefited from African Genocide.
It was written by John West (whom we affectionately call “Westie”). Wikipedia describes him as: “a Senior Fellow at the Seattle-based Discovery Institute (DI), and Associate Director and Vice President for Public Policy and Legal Affairs of its Center for Science and Culture (CSC), which serves as the main hub of the Intelligent design movement.” Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
As I discussed in a recent article and video [links omitted], Germany committed genocide against the Herero and Nama peoples in southwest Africa in the early 1900s. German authorities also conducted medical experiments on their victims in the name of racial “science.” The extermination efforts and medical experiments were a product of Western imperialism and fueled in part by a virulent strain of Darwinian ideology.
Ah yes, it was Darwin’s fault. Then Westie says:
It turns out that one of America’s most prominent museums benefited from the atrocities. [Gasp!] The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City purchased a collection of skulls that included pieces gathered from German concentration camps in southwest Africa. The sorry story is told in this 2018 article in The New Yorker:
Westie gives us a big quote from that article, which we’ll omit, but you can read the whole article if you want to: The Troubling Origins of the Skeletons in a New York Museum. We didn’t read the article, but because Westie says their collection is the result of “a virulent strain of Darwinian ideology,” we did a quick search for “Darwin” and “evolution.” Neither word was there. Anyway, Westie tells us:
As of 2018 [when The New Yorker article appeared], the skulls were still housed in the AMNH’s collections, although the museum allowed a delegation of a dozen Hereros to view the remains. Are they still housed there? Earlier this week, I contacted the museum’s press office in an effort to find out, and to ask if the Museum was considering sending them back to modern Namibia for burial. The AMNH failed to respond.
They didn’t respond? That was very impolite — and revealing! But it’s to be expected. The American Museum of Natural History recently had a big Darwin exhibit, so you know they’re a bunch of evolutionists. Westie continues:
It’s not the first time the museum has avoided addressing its uncomfortable history. While preparing my documentary Human Zoos [link omitted], I encountered a similar wall of silence. My documentary deals in part with the museum’s history of promoting eugenics. [Egad!] But AMNH officials declined a request to be interviewed on-screen for the documentary.
Refusal to be interviewed by the Discoveroids suggests that they’re guilty of the worst crimes imaginable. Typical Darwinists! And it’s not over yet. Westie ends on a sinister note:
It remains to be seen whether the AMNH will continue to get a pass in 2020 about its avoidance of its problematic past.
Shocking. Absolutely shocking. All we can say is that if you want to visit a museum, try the Creation Museum run by ol’ Hambo. Then you’ll learn something!
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