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268 Charles   2009-02-12 12:29:53

re: #267 Noam Chumpski

Darwin was clear that he believed that Blacks were only one step above Apes on the evolutionary scale.

What a really great guy. Let's celebrate his legacy.

/do I have to put a sarcasm tag?

That is complete nonsense. Why do you folks spread this garbage around?

Here's one quote from Darwin on slavery:

It is often attempted to palliate slavery by comparing the state of slaves with our poorer countrymen: if the misery of our poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin; but how this bears on slavery, I cannot see; as well might the use of the thumb-screw be defended in one land, by showing that men in another land suffered from some dreadful disease. Those who look tenderly at the slave owner, and with a cold heart at the slave, never seem to put themselves into the position of the latter; what a cheerless prospect, with not even a hope of change! picture to yourself the chance, ever hanging over you, of your wife and your little children those objects which nature urges even the slave to call his own being torn from you and sold like beasts to the first bidder! And these deeds are done and palliated by men, who profess to love their neighbours as themselves, who believe in God, and pray that his Will be done on earth! It makes one's blood boil, yet heart tremble, to think that we Englishmen and our American descendants, with their boastful cry of liberty, have been and are so guilty...

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