Darwin's Plantation: Evolution's Racist Roots
I wanted to share with you guys a post that I left on another site about a book called "Darwin's Plantation: Evolution's Racist Roots". this book basically attempts to blame Darwin's evolution for a supposed "major increase" in racism. I negatively criticized the book. tell me what you think. here's what I said:
"This book is another attempt by Answers In Genesis(AIG) to distort the truth and out right lie. This book takes Darwin out of context and is historically inaccurate.
This book falsely portrays Darwin as a racist when in fact he was much less racist than most white christian creationists that lived during his time. Darwin was actually against slavery unlike many white christians of his day. One of the first critics of evolution was a christian who traded slaves and was the captain of the Beagle.
AIG dishonestly attempts to blame evolution for a major increase in racism in western civilization; western civilization was very racist long before Darwin was even born, this major increase in racism never happened. White people viewed themselves as superior long before Darwin and evolution. The idea that Whites are superior to other races is based on western technology and military power NOT evolution. In fact racism has decreased in the 150 years since Darwin's masterpiece "The Origin Of Species" was publish.
This book was clearly created to slander Darwin and mislead people who don't know the facts. "