Evolution in the Textbooks: Are Caucasians the Highest Evolved Among Humans?

Here is a quote from a world war one era high school text book which shows the true nature of Darwinian theory and its bent towards racism. The data showing that all men are extremely closely related genetically hadn’t been gathered yet, and apparently the writers didn’t have a very high opinion of Scripture. If they had, they might have read that “God made all men from one blood”, and that all men were related through Adam originally and then through Noah and his wife and sons. Interesting that the Scriptural prediction of the close and recent relationship of all mankind has been born out though it was first made thousands of years ago, and the Darwinian prediction that the various races all evolved separately has been falsified within 200 years of its origin. I actually had some copies of this series of textbooks but lost them, and this kind of information persisted up to the 60’s in some textbooks.

“Although anatomically there is a greater difference between the lowest type of monkey and the highest type of ape than there is between the highest type of ape and the lowest savage, yet there is an immense mental gap between monkey and man … . At the present time there exist upon the earth five races or varieties of man, each very different from the others in instincts, social customs, and, to an extent, in structure. These are the Ethiopian or negro type, originating in Africa; the Malay or brown race, from the islands of the Pacific; the American Indian; the Mongolian or yellow race, including the natives of China, Japan and the Eskimos; and finally, the highest type of all, the Caucasians, represented by the civilized white inhabitants of Europe and America.”

 George W. Hunter, A Civic Biology, American Book Company, New York, pp. 195–196, 1914.

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