Let’s look at Darwin’s other work


It is suspected that some folks, possibly the majority of folks, especially women, would not know that Charles Darwin wrote other books besides his most famous one “On the Origin of Species,” which was published in 1859. The reason I mentioned women is because in his book, “The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex” (published in 1871), he indicated that in a sense evolution had left women in the dust.

Here are some of the things he said about women as found on pages 557, 564, and 565 of that book.

“Man is more courageous, pugnacious and energetic than woman, and has more inventive genius. His brain is absolutely larger, but whether or not proportionately to his large body, has not as yet been ascertained.”

“The chief distinction in the intellectual powers of the two sexes is shown by man’s attaining to a higher eminence, in whatever he takes up, than can woman — whether requiring deep thought, reason, or imagination or merely the use of hands. If two lists were made of the most eminent men and women in poetry, painting, sculpture, music (inclusive both of composition and performance) history, science and philosophy, with a half-dozen names under each subject, the two lists would not bear comparison … if men are capable of a decided pre-eminence over women in many subjects the average of mental power in men must be above that of women.”

“Thus man has ultimately become superior to woman.”

Since according to the evolutionary theory it may take millions of years for changes to take place one can only wonder how many millions of years for women, the poor things, to catch up to men. Of course during those millions of years men may continue to evolve so the women may never catch up.

The good news is that in the very short period of time since Darwin wrote “The Descent of Man,” no more than 142 years, women have evolved such that they seem to be equal to men. In fact in some areas they are probably superior to man.

Could this just be one example of the dubious conclusions made by Darwin and his followers?

Don Casebolt

Walla Walla


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