Sunday, June 22, 2014

My Year of Darwin 6/22/2014: Chuck really doesn't like slavery

 Charles Darwin

"On the 19th of August we finally left the shores of Brazil. I think God, I shall never again visit a slave-country. To this day, if I hear a distant scream, it recalls with painful vividness my feelings, when passing a house near Pernambuco, I heard the most pitiable moans, and could not but suspect that some poor slave was being tortured..." Charles Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle

The irony is that I hear many religious people claim that slavery is the result of evolutionary thinking, yet some religious texts are essentially how-to manuals on slavery. 

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