Since the 1850's , racism has increased sevenfold . Only this last century saw millions murdered in the name of race . Can this increase in racism be ascribed to the teachings of biological evolution ? Well , there are many who say it can and there are many who will be in denial . So , just what did the late leading evolutionist Stephen J Gould conclude on this matter :
Stephen J Gould :
‘Biological arguments for racism may have been common before 1850, but they increased by orders of magnitude following the acceptance of evolutionary theory.’
Stephen Jay Gould, Ontogeny and Phylogeny, Belknap-Harvard Press, pp. 127–128, 1977.
"No rational man cognizant of' the facts , believes that the average Negro is the equal , still less the superior , of the white man ."
Thomas Huxley , known as Darwin's bulldog, 1871 .