I was recently contacted by a fellow creation enthusiast who pointed me to his blog: In Thy Light (www.inthylight.com). Tony J. Bowe runs the site. I like how he uses this in his description of the site: “It’s about showing how Christianity isn’t just intellectually defend-able, it is the only rational position to hold.”
In one of the latest posts, a guest blogger Luke Cleghorn shows the connections between evolutionary theory and racism. Cleghorn points out two quotes that I think are crucial to this argument. The first is by respected evolutionist Steven Jay Gould:
“Biological arguments for racism may have been common before 1859, but they increased by orders of magnitude following the acceptance of evolutionary theory.”
The other is by Nobel Prize Winner and geneticist James Watson:
“There is no firm reason to anticipate that the intellectual capacities of peoples geographically separated in their evolution should prove to have evolved identically. Our wanting to reserve equal powers of reason as some universal heritage of humanity will not be enough to make it so.”
The conclusion is that if evolutionary theory is correct, then people across the world evolved at different times and different situations and therefore are not equal. This is in stark contrast to the Biblical revelation that we all are linked to the same original couple. Adam named his wife Eve, meaning mother of all the living. The Human Genome Project has since concluded that there are no races, that we are all one race – the human race. The Bible explains that at the Tower of Babel, people were separated by language which forced them to form their own civilizations in different parts of the world.
This all leads back to Tony’s opening statement – that the Bible is not only defendable, it is the ONLY rational position to hold. Thanks again Tony and keep up the good work!
Full article on evolution and racism – http://www.inthylight.com/2011/10/evolution-and-racism-partners-in-crime.html#more