A Look at Evolution
Ideas have consequences. Good ideas have good consequences and bad ideas have bad consequences. This is not a without its caveats, but at the same time it is a general truth in which, in regard to evolution, is best explained with this quote by Benjamin Franklin.
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results”
So what do we see when we investigate evolution? I would proffer that we see exactly what would be expected. Evolution, the force and origin behind everything in existence, is driven by natural selection. Natural selection is an impersonal force that in common terms is ‘might makes right’. That which survives is selected to continue life while those too weak to survive are just that, exterminated by their own ineptitude. This Is Darwinian evolution. If evolution is true, the only truth that matters one iota is natural selection. Therefore it is no stretch at all to apply philosophical principles implied within the idea of natural selection to the rest of life. ‘Might makes right’ means there is no morality: the only good and bad that exists is that which matches an individuals strength and weakness. This means you cannot say that Mother Teresa was any better than Hitler. Does this not strike you as backwards? If you do not assume afore hand that evolution is true, what sense could you make of that statement?
A good friend of Darwin once said that if Darwin’s theory was ever taken seriously, man would be more culpable of more bloodshed than any generation to date. His prediction of the 20th Century came true.
Hitler’s great “struggle” was a line straight from Darwin. Hitler may have had some reservations about evolution, one way or another, it is hard to judge, but we do know that he looked ahead to a master race, what he regarded as the next step in man’s evolution. Indeed one of the reasons Hitler chose the Jews as his scapegoats was not only that they were an easy target, but because throughout history the Jewish nation showed the greatest strength of will and survival. Hitler targeted the Jewish nation because of it’s potential strength, not because of it’s weakness.
Carl Marx earmarked Darwin as the foundation for his theory. As Darwin’s evolution outlined man’s origin, Marx’s theory on communism attempted to outline man’s history in an attempt to predict the next evolution in man’s future. This is an irrefutable connection. Marx’s theory let the door open for three times more bloodshed than Hitler was responsible for. Many people know that Lenin killed more people than Hitler, but not many people know that the communist leader of China, Mao Zedong, killed more people than Lenin did. Hitler is The most infamous person in all of history, yet how much do we ever hear about these other two people?
An additional philosophical extrapolation from Darwinian evolution is that man is nothing more than a superior animal. A further evolved, more advanced animal. We came from the mud beneath our feet. What does that say about our value as humans? I will tell you though what I see as the outcomes of this particular philosophical extrapolation.
Self-fulfillment and personal happiness at any cost is the highest good someone can reach, because purpose does not exist outside of selfishness. Because with no physical purpose, an individuals purpose cannot be derived from anything outside of himself.
Therefore, have sex whenever you want, and you can have an abortion when the consequences catch up to you. You can marry anyone you want, shop around. If you mess up, and the consequences catch up to you, you can divorce. It’s painless you know. (That’s what I’ve been told. I don’t believe it.)
If you are tired of pain, tired of living, depressed, or old and afraid of dying, don’t worry, you can have a professional kill you painlessly. It’s called euthanasia.
There are more outcomes I see in our culture stemming from this philosophy, but I don’t have the heart to go on.
If you see the discrepancy in these philosophical consequences of evolution, if it is the only thing you get out of putting up with what I have written, please, look into it yourself. Begin to question.
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results” ~ Benjamin Franklin