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← The real danger in Darwin is not evolution, but racism

Aaron's Avatar Jump to comment 223 by Aaron

There is a minutia that is commonly lost in the details with opinions like this. Sure Darwin saw his theory as an explanation of why success differs between species (and maybe even races). He was making a judgment based on the information available to him at the time. Lucky for us science isn't static. It changes as new information is gleaned and thus judgments based on current information is constantly changing. The discovery of genes and DNA completely moved this issue from fitness of species and races to species of genes. Of course Tony Campolo probably doesn't know this because he doesn't care to inform himself.

Based on all current relevant information there is no biological basis for racism. Period. Actually, the study of our DNA and genetics shows how incredibly similar we are underneath our differences.

Maybe someone like Richard Dawkins or Jared Diamond should write a book on this topic as well as the evolutionary sources of morality. I'd definitely read it!

Thu, 24 Jan 2008 09:04:00 UTC | #110046