(Darwin's Sacred Cause How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin's Views on Human Evolution) PDF KINDLE Þ Adrian J. Desmond


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  • Darwin's Sacred Cause How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin's Views on Human Evolution
  • Adrian J. Desmond
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  • 14 April 2018
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    Adrian J. Desmond Ý 4 Read (Darwin's Sacred Cause How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin's Views on Human Evolution) PDF KINDLE Þ Adrian J. Desmond Three comments1 I am astonished at the prevalence of racist thought to the point of obsession among Caucasians who inhabited the Atlantic world during the 19th century The theory of plural origins ie that God made the races in separate acts of creation in opposition to the conviction of common origin of homo sapiens phrenology leading to cr

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    Adrian J. Desmond Ý 4 Read Read & Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý Adrian J. Desmond (Darwin's Sacred Cause How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin's Views on Human Evolution) PDF KINDLE Þ Adrian J. Desmond Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln were both born on February 12 1809 and both men spent years of their professional lives fighting slavery in Europe and the Americas Lincoln with politics war and the Emancipation Proclamation; Darwin with science facts and two books The Origin of the Species and The Descent of Man Lincoln argued against slavery on moral grounds while Darwin argued that all humans black or white are descended from the same

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    (Darwin's Sacred Cause How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin's Views on Human Evolution) PDF KINDLE Þ Adrian J. Desmond Read & Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý Adrian J. Desmond We are apes It is worth repeating that as the debate on human origins all too often speaks of the difference between humans and apes The fact is that humans are still primates Such is the depth of the paradigm shift initiated by Darwin and such its counterintuitive nature that this is so often missed This is no small matter as the debate with slavery had in Darwin's time become a shooting war in the USA and a scientific campaign t

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    (Darwin's Sacred Cause How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin's Views on Human Evolution) PDF KINDLE Þ Adrian J. Desmond See my full review in the Washington Post on the cover of the final issue of Book World RIP In Darwin's Sacred Cause Adrian Desmond and James Moore contend that abhorrence of slavery inspired and shaped Darwin's theory of evolution To grasp his grand project we have first to understand one of the great scientific battles of the mid 19th century Polygenists such as the American physician Samuel George Morton h

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    (Darwin's Sacred Cause How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin's Views on Human Evolution) PDF KINDLE Þ Adrian J. Desmond Scholarly read Gives an interesting perspective on how racial ideology of the day influenced Darwin in his evolutionary th

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    (Darwin's Sacred Cause How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin's Views on Human Evolution) PDF KINDLE Þ Adrian J. Desmond Scholars call Desmond and Moore's book controversial because it takes a different approach to Darwin's motivations for his evolution work but I found the book detailed well researched and uite convincing I also noticed that some scholars argued that the social atmosphere and slavery anti slavery debate in Great Britain and America received too much attention in the bookbut I felt that when you are placing Darwin within

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Darwin's Sacred Cause How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin's Views on Human Evolution

Read & Download Darwin's Sacred Cause How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin's Views on Human Evolution Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Very powerful a moral fire must have propelled him That moral fire argue authors Desmond and Moore was a passionate hatred of slavery They draw on a wealth of fresh manuscripts correspondence notebooks diaries and even ships' logs to show how Darwin's abolitionism had deep roots in his mother's family. The power of Darwinism fascinates The theory of evolution through natural selection devastated every secular and sacred shibboleth held tightly for millennia What has most impressed me is the utter victory of naturalism over super naturalism and as logic inevitably demands the complete redefinition of man s place in the universe Even 150 years after its arrival on the intellectual stage the controversy rages not among scientists certainly but in the desperate and fragile efforts to disparage it by proponents of creationism and intellectual design To my mind the reality of naturalistic origins does not allow any foot hold for supernatural first causes But to me this does not lead us to nihilism but suggests a path of optimism for the future of the planetIn On the Origins of Species Darwin was cautious about explicitly expressing the implications of his theory on the matter of man s place in existence He was certainly aware that such a conclusion would immediately be drawn and most certainly it was Even such a stalwart scientific supporter as Asa Gray could not abandon the anchor of divinity as the ultimate first cause This fascinating book focuses on the relationship of Darwin s work to his strong abolitionist beliefs and to the debate raging on the morality of slavery Darwin his family and circle were among the staunchest abolitionists in England advocating vigorously for emancipation in the Commonwealth and the Americas Darwin s scientific logic compellingly supported the notion that the races of human kind had a unitary ancestor and were not distinct species The so called polygenisists held that the races were created separately and as species distinct from each other could be placed in a hierarchy of superiority without moral ualms Great store was placed on the discernible differences among the races but Darwin s work said these were not species differentiation but rather variations caused by environmental factors The most obvious evidence for species commonality was the success of inter racial reproductionIn the context of the intense and ugly racism of the 19th century Darwin s view was scorned by other scientists and polemicists who were determined to prove the racial superiority of Caucasians and hence the morality of subjugating the lesser species principally blacks America s renowned scientist Louis Agassiz was the foremost of the scientists making this claim The aura of this pseudo science was eagerly grasped by those who sought to counter the growing intensity of moral opposition to slavery This inevitably led its adherents down the primrose path of ascribing to genetic differences the futility of the lessor races ever being able to achieve the lofty heights of culture and progress achieved by the Anglo Saxon race Thus to Darwin we owe another debt of gratitude By impelling us to accept our less than divine status he has opened up the potential for diminishing the effects of our hubris on the earth Recognizing the commonality of all humans points us toward a moral stance that best positions the perpetuation of our species After all isn t morality a successful and highly important evolutionary trait

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Read & Download Darwin's Sacred Cause How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin's Views on Human Evolution Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook An astonishing new portrait of a scientific iconThere is a mystery surrounding Darwin How did this uiet respectable gentleman a pillar of his parish come to embrace one of the most radical ideas in the history of human thought Darwin risked a great deal in publishing his theory of evolution so something. We are apes It is worth repeating that as the debate on human origins all too often speaks of the difference between humans and apes The fact is that humans are still primates Such is the depth of the paradigm shift initiated by Darwin and such its counterintuitive nature that this is so often missed This is no small matter as the debate with slavery had in Darwin s time become a shooting war in the USA and a scientific campaign to cast separate races as separate species In a biblical world of separately created kinds a black man as a separate species could be cast as a natural slave lacking the rights of higher man unable to care rationally for his interests subject to selective breeding as stock Whether the Sons of Ham or an ape of the jungle the black man could be seen as the loser in a contest for supremacy between the superior and the inferior nations and his defeat merely part of the God given order of things Not even to be lamented Further back down the ladder one could set one s boot upon him merely to get a better view This biblically justified view of life will echo unpleasantly with anyone who has read the pagan rhetoric of European fascismSo the issue of whether races were species was a uestion upon which the spilling of blood turned Riverulets freshets cascades of blood When the 19th Century dawned a crew could weight down 200 innocent people and throw them over the side of a ship in response to drop in the price of stock and then claim insurance on ther loss A child could be dragged from its parents and sold a runaway lynched men and women beaten bloody for a sloppy job of work and even an abolitionist senator publically beaten unconscious in the State House to reinforce the message that abolitionists could be thrashed like any slave Darwin took this filthy edifice and burned out its foundations When all living things are brothers all men are brothers Variety species genus all these became a matter of degree The slave became a brother and a man not merely as a moral aspiration but as a matter of scientific orthodoxy uniting an entire scienceYou might ask whether this revolution was Darwin s intent or merely a happy conseuence of his better known alteration of the foundations of Western thought The authors have devoted what must be prodigious effort to understanding Darwin based on primary sources his own letters and notes Their answer is that yes Darwin s attack on the roots of scientific racism was intentional and perfectly conscious Out of thousands of telegraphic footnotes and the correspondence of decades they forge a context That context indeed is uite a thing for Darwin did no less that to sweep away the foundations of scientific racism uite a thing for so retiring and cautious a man but perhaps not such a surprise in a fellow who fondly remembered learning taxidermy from a black freedmanThese things are never as simple as they appear of course A foundation of scientific racism was phrenology which has achieved the status of a footnote on pseudoscience in most modern histories of science Yet it represented an advance The brain was studied for the first time in terms of its macroscopic structure Before it was typically diced by dissecters Just so for the political aspects Darwin provided a theoretical weapon to drive a stake through the heart of slavery but he married a Wedgwood and Wedgwood was the bank behind the abolitionist movement in Britain The Royal Navy s blockade and the courage of abolitionists in the USA played decisive roles and of course a full scale civil war settled the issue in the English speaking world But Darwin s shift of the ground under our feet may have been the crack that toppled the stinking intellectual house and made sure slavery stayed deadIt is odd reading of the Britain of the early 19th Century having grown up in a climate of casual racism in 1970s England The lot of the freedman appears to have been good in the first half of the 19th Century with this book s black players reaching intellectual and responsible positions which seem to have been closed to black people later on It is sad to read this and dwell upon the time that seems to have been suanderedThis beautifully written book may make you rage such as to storm the very gates of heaven but it is also never less than engaging and puts the record straight about the position of one of the greatest men of science and one of the half dozen greatest Englishmen A grand achievement A Mother Like Alex this uiet respectable gentleman a pillar of his parish come The Peoples Platform to embrace one of Skys the Limit the most radical ideas in A Catch of Conseuence the history of human Rebellion of a Chalet Girl Ski Season #5 thought Darwin risked a great deal in publishing his The Wolf Sea theory of evolution so something. 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