If you look at the universe and study the universe, what you find is that there is no evidence that we need anything other than the laws of physics and the other laws of science to explain everything we see. There's absolutely no evidence that we need any supernatural hand of god. -- Lawrence Krauss, World-Renowned Physicist
There is probably no other notion in any field of science that has been as extensively tested and as thoroughly corroborated as the evolutionary origin of living organisms. -- Encyclopedia Britannica
FAITH. No one word personifies the absolute worst and most wicked properties of religion better than that. Faith is mind-rot. It’s the poison that destroys critical thinking, undermines evidence, and leads people into lives dedicated to absurdity. It’s a parasite regarded as a virtue. -- PZ Myers
Religion is the antithesis of science, an anesthetic for the mind that disables critical thought and encourages the acceptance of inanity as fact, and wishful thinking as evidence. -- PZ Myers

Friday, August 8, 2014

A fucktard wrote "Was Charles Darwin a white supremacist? Creationists such as Ken Ham claim that men like Darwin and other evolutionists were white supremacists and that their theories have influenced racism."

Brilliant answer from Brigalow Bloke

Ken Ham is just a liar and always has been. I graduated from the same college as Ham in the same year and his group were all considered to be ratbags, even by a strong Methodist classmate of mine.

Charles Darwin was a descendant of two members of the "Birmingham Lunar Society" His maternal grandfather was Josiah Wedgwood whose pottery company still exists, his paternal grandfather was Erasmus Darwin, considered at the time to be the best doctor in England. Other members included James Watt. All adult members of his family were anti-slavery. Josiah Wedgwood produced high grade ceramic medallions with an image of a chained slave and "Am I not a man and a brother?" in thousands, many of which were exported to the newly formed USA.

The Wedgwood family have been real liberals ever since the 1700s. That's English liberals, not American.

Charles Darwin may have had a paternalistic attitude to non-whites, just as Abraham Lincoln did, but that is a far cry from the racism of the Ku Klux Klan, which comes from the same area of the USA where young Earth creationism is strongest.

Darwin used the word "race" quite a lot in his books, but if you read the context, what he really means is "species". These days we distinguish between these words.


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