Book Review: Darwin’s Sacred Cause
Since the early 20th century, at least, young earth creationists have attempted to blame Charles Darwin for genocide, world wars, and whatever political movements seemed most threatening at one time or another (i.e. communism). What Darwin is faulted with changes with the times, but most recently young earth creationists have focused on hot topics from Darwin’s own era: racism and slavery. From the Answers in Genesis tract Darwin’s Plantation to the upcoming (and unethically produced) documentary The Voyage That Shook the World, creationists claim that Darwin’s evolutionary vision undermined the “consanguinity” of all members of the human species, thus justifying slavery.
While acknowledging the popularity of these views among creationists, Adrian Desmond and James Moore’s latest book