Violence Is Natural, Darwinians Say
The implications of saying violence is a product of natural selection are disturbing.
Lethal violence is rooted deep in our animal ancestry, says Mark Pagel in Nature. “Researchers estimate that the incidence of human lethal violence at the time of the origin of our species was about six times higher than for the average mammal, but about as violent as expected, given our great-ape ancestry.” Well if researchers say it, it must be true, right? The researchers are from Spain, with their Nature paper titled, “The phylogenetic roots of human lethal violence.” Phylogeny is code for universal common ancestry by natural selection, i.e., neo-Darwinism. Pagel makes that clear:
One of Charles Darwin’s great insights was that all living things evolve by a process of descent with modification, such that species give rise to daughter species that inherit many of their ancestors’ traits. Comparative biologists can use the family trees (phylogenies) that arise from this process to infer the history of biological evolution, to date past events, and to reconstruct probable ancestral features of species that lived hundreds of thousands to hundreds of millions of years ago.
Hopefully the “researchers” were peace-loving when they wrote this. Otherwise, why don’t they act out what their roots tell them is natural? They try to justify peacefulness by saying, “the level of lethal violence has changed through human history and can be associated with changes in the socio-political organization of human populations.” But since gorillas and chimpanzees, our alleged nearest evolutionary neighbors, are violent, they have to believe that humans are just more of the same. Other apes have “socio-political organization” in their populations, too – maybe not as advanced as ours, but evolved nonetheless. One thing neither Pagel or these Spanish researchers can claim is that violence is immoral and peacemaking is desirable. If humans over time have learned to curtail their violent tendencies, the only cause for that is the Stuff Happens Law.
Read John West’s book Darwin Day in America to get angry and depressed at the many evil fruits of Darwinism. West describes, for just one instance of many, how the notorious defense attorney Clarence Darrow of Scopes Trial fame got two brutal young murderers, Leopold and Loeb, off the hook by arguing that they were just doing what evolution made them do. This is just one more clear evidence that the teaching of Darwinian evolution as fact as terrible for society. Think also of the Columbine massacre where the two murderers wore T-shirts saying “Natural Selection.” They felt the same as Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, who believed blacks and mentally handicapped people were human weeds that needed to be eradicated. That evil organization just celebrated its 100th anniversary this month. (Note: Hillary Clinton announced in the third Presidential Debate that she would support Planned Parenthood, and did not deny that the unborn have no human rights, even up to the moment of birth.)
The evil that Darwinism did to our justice system alone is incalculable. Add to that its evil fruit regarding sexual mores, abortion, law, art, education, and even architecture. Jesus warned, “By their fruits you will know them.” That’s a prime reason for CEH: to expose the evil root that brings evil fruit.
Speaking of Columbine, look for the new film documenting the courage of Rachel Scott who died at the hands of the Columbine murderers when she openly affirmed, “Yes, I believe in God.” This film is called “I’m Not Ashamed” and comes out in theaters today.