Rejecting truth led to dire consequences for Darwin and his followers, including the devaluing of life. Darwin proposed the theory of natural selection, or survival of the fittest. He believed that the animals that possess the traits most capable of surviving in future generations would live, and the weak would die. Because there is no God and man is merely an evolved animal, the purpose and importance of each life of is diminished. But Darwin expanded this concept further and further by encouraging people to marry those who had desirable genetic traits and suggesting that those with defects should not marry, because the undesirable traits would be passed on. He asserted that instead of the “random chance” of natural selection we should actually take control of natural selection in order to improve it. Darwin articulated:
“There is reason to believe that vaccination has preserved thousands, who from a weak constitution would formerly have succumbed to smallpox. Thus the weak members of civilized societies propagate their kind. No one who has attended to the breeding of domestic animals will doubt that this must be highly injurious to the race of man.”From Darwin’s theories developed eugenics, human selective breeding, which declared that only the strongest, smartest and most beautiful were of value. Tragically, Hitler embraced this dreadful philosophy and applied it by murdering millions in order to achieve a more perfect mankind. When man is lowered to the category of a mere animal, it’s easy to rationalize horrendous behavior. His ideas, which have infiltrated the school system, have resulted in our nation accepting evils such as abortion, birth control and euthanasia for the purpose of assisting the ongoing process of evolution.
So once again, please study the truth found in God's Word and begin to apply it by refuting the lies that come from our culture! :)
*second paragraph taken from my essay submitted to the Darwin vs. Calvin essay contest by Vision Forum.