by Bob Swinson
Racism, communism, abortion, homosexuality, greed, unethical business practices, the disintegration of the family, etc., these are but a few of the social consequences of evolution and its humanistic philosophy. Although not associated with evolution per se, another consequence of evolution is the promotion of female inferiority. According to the teachings of Darwin and many other evolutionists women are inferior to men.
Darwin most definitely taught that women are biologically inferior to men. This is well documented in many of his writings. For example, Darwin once listed the advantages of being married insofar as the man is concerned. Darwin said," being married to a woman provided the man with a constant companion, a friend in old age, an object to be loved and played with, better than a dog anyhow."
Darwin also taught that adult females closely resembled the young of both sexes and reasoned that males are more advanced than females. Darwin was by no means alone in his beliefs. A number of anthropologists at that time shared his views. The prevailing sentiment then was that women's brains were analogous to animal brains in that they had overdeveloped sense organs to the detriment of the brain.
A contemporary of Darwin, Carl Vogt, a natural history professor at the University of Geneva, took the position that the child, the female, and the senile white, all had the intellect and nature of the adult Negro. Volt was by no means unique in his view. Many other evolutionists shared his view, including George Romanes who argued that females were less cerebral and more emotional. He shared Darwin's view that females were less evolved than males. According to Darwin the process of natural selection caused males to have to prove themselves physically and intellectually superior to other males in their competition for females. Females on the other hand, had to excel in the area of sexual attractiveness. This was part of the thinking process among the 19th century evolutionists that promoted female inferiority.
In addition, Darwin also used animal comparisons to make his case that evolutionary forces caused men to be superior to women. He drew a direct comparison between human men and the animal realm - i.e. bulls are different from cows, the stallion from the mare and the male apes from the female apes. Since people are nothing more than more highly evolved animals, according to Darwin, then what is seen in the animal realm must also be true in the human realm.
Darwin concludes... "Men attain a higher eminence, in whatever he takes up, than can women - whether requiring deep thought, reason or imagination, or merely the use of the senses and hands; If two lists were made of the most eminent men and women in poetry, painting, sculpture, music history, science, and philosophy, with half a dozen names under each subject, the two lists would not bear comparison. We may also infer from the law of the deviation from averages, that the average mental power in man must be above that of women."
Obviously if Darwin expounded his views on women today he would run into some serious opposition from today's culture. The fact remains that Darwin definitely taught that women are inferior to men due to the natural outworking of the evolutionary process. His position of natural selection calls for the survival of the fittest - eliminating the weak and promoting the strongest and smartest.
Therefore , of course, anything that would work against natural selection would of necessity militate against evolution. Males, then would evolve stronger, quicker, and more intelligent because of the pressure that they would be under to hunt, provide for the family and protect. On the other hand, females have historically focused on domestic, less aggressive tasks and were not under the same pressure as the males. Also, males have traditionally shouldered the responsibility of protecting the women and children. Men went to war and had to fight. Again, the roles would be such that weak men would be eliminated and the stronger warriors would return and reproduce.
Topinard, a noted evolutionist, held that men were superior because of this circumstance and stated that ..."males have all the responsibility and the cares of tomorrow and are constantly active in combating the environment and human rivals and thus need more brains than the women whom he must protect and nourish."
World famous evolutionist and Harvard professor, Stephen J. Gould, wrote that the inherent inferiority of women was a fact not to be questioned by most nineteenth century scientists. They also believed that female inferiority was a major evidence of natural selection in evolution. In addition, it was universally accepted among the same group that women and Negroes were intellectually inferior.
The nineteenth century scientists set out to prove their position in several areas. One avenue they explored was attempting to demonstrate a correlation between intellectual ability and brain size, the larger the brain, the more intelligent the person. They endeavored to show that female brains were smaller than male brains and that brain capacity was related to intelligence. Back in the mid eighteen hundreds a very prominent European anthropologist by the name of Paul Broca was one of the scientists who used craniology to demonstrate women's intellectual inferiority. He concluded, "human brains are larger in mature adults than in the elderly, in men than in women, in eminent men than in men of mediocre talent, in superior races than in inferior races...Other things being equal, there is a remarkable relationship between the development of intelligence and the volume of the brain." He further concluded that the relatively small size of the female brain depends in part upon her physical inferiority and in part upon her intellectual inferiority and that the disparity between men's and women's brains was becoming even greater.
Gustave Le Bon, founder of social psychology and pioneer in the field of collective behavior, wrote..."Even in the most intelligent races there are a large number of women whose brains are closer in size to those of gorillas than to the most developed male brains. This inferiority is so obvious that no one can contest it for a moment; only its degree is worth discussion. Women represent the most inferior forms of human evolution and are closer to children and savages than to an adult, civilized man. They excel in fickleness, inconsistency, absence of thought and logic, and incapacity to reason. Without a doubt there exists some distinguished women, but they are as exceptional as the birth of any monstrosity, as for example, of a gorilla with two heads; consequently, we may neglect them entirely." Certainly not very flattering!
Another example of the type of science and faulty logic that evolution produces is Hitler's idea of a super race. Of course this application of natural selection and survival of the fittest resulted in the slaughter of nearly fifteen million Jews and Christians. Karl Marx was an avid evolutionist and formulated the philosophy of dialectical materialism (i.e., communism) based on evolution.
The evil that evolution has generated is beyond human comprehension. And yet, despite the untold misery and suffering caused by evolutionary principles, despite the total lack of supporting evidence, despite the growing body of scientific evidence supporting the Biblical view of creation, evolution remains the world view that dominates our public educational system, the news media, the entertainment industry, and virtually every other facet of our society. It is time to stop it!
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