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Sir Francis Galton (1822-1911). Galton was
*Charles Darwin’s cousin who amplified on one of the
theory’s logical conclusions. He declared that the “science”
of “eugenics” was the key to humanity’s problems:
Put the weak, infirm, and aged to sleep. *Adolf
Hitler, an ardent evolutionist, used it successfully in World
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War II (*Otto Scott, “Playing God,” in Chalcedon Report,
No. 247, February 1986, p. 1).
*Wallace’s Break with *Darwin. Darwin’s close
friend, Russell Wallace, eventually separated from Darwin’s
position—a position he had given Darwin—when
Wallace realized that the human brain was far too advanced
for evolutionary processes to have produced it
(Loren C. Eiseley, “Was Darwin Wrong about the Human
Brain?” Harpers Magazine, 211:66-70, 1955).
*Herbert Spencer (1820-1903), along with certain
other men (*Friedrich Nietzche, *Karl Marx, *Sigmund
Freud, *John Dewey, etc.), introduced evolutionary modes
and morality into social fields (sociology, psychology, education,
warfare, economics, etc.) with devastating effects
on the 20th century. Spencer, also a spiritist, was the
one who initially invented the term, “evolution” (*R.
Milner, Encyclopedia of Evolution, 1990, p. 159; cf. 424).
Spencer introduced sociology into Europe, clothing it
in evolutionary terms. From there it traveled to America.
He urged that the unfit be eliminated, so society
could properly evolve (*Harry E. Barnes, Historical Sociology,
1948, p. 13). In later years, even the leading evolutionists
of the time, such as Huxley and Darwin, became
tired of the fact that Spencer could do nothing but theorize
and knew so little of real-life facts.
Archaeopteryx (1861, 1877). These consisted of several
fossils from a single limestone quarry in Germany,
each of which the quarry owner sold at a high price. One
appeared to possibly be a small dinosaur skeleton, complete
with wings and feathers. European museums paid
high prices for them. (As we will learn below, in 1985
Archaeopteryx was shown to be a fake.)
*Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919), a teacher at the University
of Jena in Germany, was the most zealous advocate
of Darwinism on the continent in the 19th century. He
drew a number of fraudulent charts (first published in
Brief History of Evolutionary Theory 31
1868) which purported to show that human embryos were
almost identical to those of other animals. Reputable scientists
repudiated them within a few years, for embryologists
recognized the deceit. (See chapter 16,
Vestiges and Recapitulation on our website for the charts.)
*Darwin and *Haeckel had a strong influence on the
rise of world communism (*Daniel Gasman, Scientific
Origins of National Socialism: Social Darwinism
in Ernst Haeckel and the German Monist League, 1971,
p. xvi).
*Marsh’s Horse Series (1870s). *Othniel C. Marsh
claimed to have found 30 different kinds of horse fossils
in Wyoming and Nebraska. He reconstructed and arranged
them in a small-to-large evolutionary series, which
was never in a straight line (*Encyclopedia Britannica,
1976 ed., Vol. 7, p. 13). Although displayed in museums
for a time, the great majority of scientists later repudiated
this “horse series” (*Charles Deperet, Transformations
of the Animal World, p. 105; *G.A. Kerkut, Implications
of Evolution, 1960, p. 149).
*Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900). *Nietzsche was a
remarkable example of a man who fully adopted Darwinist
principles. He wrote books declaring that the
way to evolve was to have wars and kill the weaker
races, in order to produce a “super race” (*T. Walter
Wallbank and *Alastair M. Taylor, Civilization Past and
Present, Vol. 2, 1949 ed., p. 274). *Darwin, in Origin of
the Species, also said that this needed to happen. The writings
of both men were read by German militarists and led
to World War I. *Hitler valued both Darwin’s and
Nietzche’s books. When Hitler killed 6 million Jews, he
was only doing what Darwin taught.
It is of interest, that a year before he defended *John
Scopes’ right to teach Darwinism at the Dayton “Monkey
Trial,” *Clarence Darrow declared in court that the murderous
thinking of two young men was caused by their
having learned *Nietzsche’s vicious Darwinism in the pub-
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lic schools (*W. Brigan, ed., Classified Speeches).
*Asa Gray was the first leading theistic evolutionary
advocate in America, at the time when Darwin
was writing his books. Gray, a Presbyterian, worked
closely with *Charles W. Eliot, president of Harvard, in
promoting evolution as a “Christian teaching,” yet teaching
long ages and the book of Genesis as a fable.


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