Darwinians Treasure Their Own Holy Relics
Look at the way evolutionists in Denmark are treating some newly-discovered artifacts from Charles Darwin.
A press release from the Natural History of Denmark reports that curators have found a gift Charles Darwin gave to a friend in 1854. While this is admittedly of some historical interest, the press release goes over the top in its description of Darwin. The excitement could hardly be greater than that of a medieval monk finding a piece of the true cross:
The Natural History Museum of Denmark recently discovered a unique gift from one of the greatest-ever scientists. In 1854, Charles Darwin – father of the theory of evolution – sent a gift to his Danish colleague Japetus Steenstrup, director of the Royal Museum of Natural History. Until very recently, no one at the museum knew that it possessed a piece of scientific history of this calibre. Just a few weeks ago, the head of exhibitions was studying the correspondence between Steenstrup and Darwin as part of her search for objects to include in an upcoming exhibition. She started to suspect a treasure lay hidden somewhere, and soon a hunt was launched among the museum’s 14 million objects.
They found the gift, consisting of 77 vials of cirripedes (barnacles) Darwin sent to Steenstrup (Darwin was a well-known collector of barnacles). The gift will be displayed alongside the museum’s star attraction, a giant dinosaur, for the museum’s “biggest ever exhibition.” The reverent language continues:
We dreamed that one day we would find an object that Darwin had borrowed from Steenstrup, which had then been returned to Copenhagen – something that we could say Darwin had studied personally. But we found something much better, Strager explains….
We thought that there was a possibility that the list was among Steenstrup’s papers in our archives – and there it was!
A set of vials with little crustaceans in them would hardly be noticeable in any museum’s archives, especially since better samples can be collected today. What makes the evolutionists ecstatic is that these barnacles had been touched by the Master’s hand:
The chance to exhibit a personal gift from one of the world’s greatest scientists is something quite unique. This is an exhibit with a personal link to the man behind what is perhaps biology’s greatest breakthrough: the theory of evolution. Not that it was perceived that way in the days when Steenstrup received his gift.
Darwin sent it before On the Origin of Species was published, so before the theory of evolution was on everyone’s lips. Instead of keeping the 77 specimens in one place, they were divided into scientific categories and spread around the museum’s collections. It made perfect sense at the time, although in retrospect we might see it differently, Strager continues.
She promises that Darwin’s gift will be prominently displayed when the new exhibition opens on 1 October.
Why didn’t earlier museum workers take better care of the vials? “…there is a very good chance that they were completely unaware that what they were working on was a gift from Darwin,” Strager said. The press release was dutifully reproduced by Science Daily.
Can anyone imagine this kind of homage being paid for artifacts from Newton or Faraday? It would be news, but if the reports used the worshipful language found in this press release it would probably be considered weird. For anyone who has studied the life of Charlie, especially Jerry Bergman’s exposè The Dark Side of Charles Darwin, this gushy, slobbering praise showered on the Bearded Buddha is enough to make one puke.
Evolutionists have not gotten rid of religion. They just replaced one they didn’t like with a new one. Read their hymnbook and you’ll see.