Was Darwin a racist?

It certainly looks that way…


Although most people are familiar with Charles Darwin, Natural Selection, and the theory of (macro)evolution, they have never considered that Charles Darwin might have actually been quite a racist. In fact, most modern day versions of his book drop off the full title, which was:


The Origin of Species

by Means of Natural Selection,

The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life


Granted, it is a long, cumbersome title that requires shortening, but Darwin’s personal attitudes and agenda is often overlooked along with his racist attitudes. Perhaps his attitude can best be displayed by quoting the man himself:


"At some future period (Darwin writes), not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace the savage races throughout the world. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes ... will no doubt be exterminated. The break between man and his nearest Allies will then be wider, for it will intervene between man in a more civilized state, as we may hope, even than the Caucasian, and some ape as low as the baboon, instead of as now between the Negro or Australian and the gorilla."  (Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man 2nd ed (New York:  A. L. Burt Co., I 874), p. 178).


Viewing the world through the Bible, the term “race” is really a misnomer. There is only one race—the human race. The proper term to use should not be “race”, but cultural group, or ethnic group. Genetically, our makeup is at most only 0.0012% in variance between any cultural, or ethnic group. Internally we are all the same. We can give blood transfusions and organ transplants between different so-called “races.” We can reproduce amongst each other without the slightest problem.


This should not surprise us because the Bible teaches that we are all brothers and we all share a common ancestor—Adam and Eve.


“…for you have one Master, the Christ; and you are all brothers.”

--Matthew 23:8


From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth;

and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.

–Acts 17:26


Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living.

--Genesis 3:20



If there were not just one race, then there would not be just one Savior. But since we are all related to Adam, the sacrifice of God’s one and only Son is sufficient to redeem us all.


But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at

the right hand of God.

--Hebrews 10:12


For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

--1Timothy 2:5


The result we have in this world of abandoning God’s Word and forsaking His ways is strife, division and evil treatment of fellow human beings. “Racism” exists because man has not believed God and His Word. Man has ignored God and turned his back on God. Is it any wonder we have the trouble we have? The Bible has been telling us all along that we are all children of one Father and we are all brothers. When we follow the teachings of the Bible we find reconciliation. When we follow the teachings of man, we find confusion and strife. In God’s eyes, there is not black, nor white, yellow, nor brown; there is not red, nor purple or green. There is not American nor European, nor is there Asian or African. There is neither Jew nor Arab, but in Christ all are one.


There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female,

for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

--Galatians 3:28




This page is not meant as a complete creation vs. evolution debate. This one page could not even begin to possibly scratch the surface of such an extensive discussion. For those interested in looking into this issue more deeply here are a few recommended sites that delve into this issue much more completely:


Center for Scientific Creation

Scientific Evidence for Creation

Institute for Creation Research


Food for thought:

drawing of dark and light colored peppered moths on a tree with dark colored bark and a tree with light bark

Change in color of moth population-- but still a moth!

Natural Selection is micro-evolution.

The theory that we came from single cell organisms that changed into multi-cell organisms such as fish, and then these “fish” in turn changed into land dwelling creatures that in turn changed into apes that in turn changed into humans is Macro-evolution.

Natural Selection (micro-evolution) does not prove Macro-evolution!

There is not a single shred of scientific evidence for Macro-evolution!

Macro-evolution is biologically and scientifically impossible!

This is why “science” is always looking for the “missing link” and has never been able to find it—and never will! They are looking for something that simply does not exist!

Evolutionists have more “faith” than those who believe in the bible—they believe in something there is no evidence for!

Christians are often accused of having “blind” faith. But in reality, Christians have their faith in the Word of God and it is the evolutionists who have blind faith!



drawings showing heads of four of the Darwin finch species highlighting the differences in their beaks

Darwin’s finches from the Galápagos Islands

Changes in beaks….but they are still birds!

A prime example of natural selection (micro-evolution, NOT macro-evolution!)


If the case for macro-evolution were presented in court using micro-evolution as “proof” or “evidence” any jury that bought it would be utter fools! No body could convict any person of any crime using such “evidence”, so why do people do this with God?



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