18th AND 19th century scientists Pt 6

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*Charles Darwin (1809-1882) was born into wealth
and able to have a life of ease. He took two years of medical
school at Edinburgh University, and then dropped out.
It was the only scientific training he ever received. Because
he spent the time in bars with his friends, he barely
passed his courses. Darwin had no particular purpose in
life, and his father planned to get him into a nicely paid job
as an Anglican minister.

Darwin did not object.
But an influential relative got him a position as
the unpaid “naturalist” on a ship planning to sail
around the world, the Beagle. The voyage lasted from
December 1831 to October 1836.
It is of interest that, after engaging in spiritism, certain
men in history have been seized with a deep hatred of
God and have then been guided to devise evil teachings,
that have destroyed large numbers of people, while others
have engaged in warfare which have annihilated millions.

In connection with this, we think of such known spiritists
as *Sigmund Freud and *Adolf Hitler. It is not commonly
known that *Charles Darwin, while a naturalist aboard
the Beagle, was initiated into witchcraft in South
Brief History of Evolutionary Theory 25
America by nationals. During horseback travels into
the interior, he took part in their ceremonies and, as a
result, something happened to him. Upon his return to
England, although his health was strangely weakened,
he spent the rest of his life working on theories to destroy
faith in the Creator.

After leaving South America, Darwin was on the
Galapagos Islands for a few days. While there, he saw some
finches which had blown in from South America and
adapted to their environment, producing several sub-species.
He was certain that this showed cross-species evolution
(change into new species). But they were still finches.
This theory about the finches was the primary evidence
of evolution he brought back with him to England.

Darwin, never a scientist and knowing nothing about
the practicalities of genetics, then married his first cousin,
which resulted in all seven of his children having physical
or mental disorders. (One girl died after birth, another at
10. His oldest daughter had a prolonged breakdown at 15.
Three of his children became semi-invalids, and his last
son was born mentally retarded and died 19 months after
His book, Origin of the Species, was first published
in November 1859. The full title, On the Origin of the
Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation
of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life, reveals
the viciousness of the underlying concept; this concept led
directly to two of the worst wars in the history of mankind.

In his book, Darwin reasoned from theory to facts,
and provided little evidence for what he had to say.
Modern evolutionists are ashamed of the book, with its
ridiculous arguments.
Darwin’s book had what some men wanted: a clear
out-in-the-open, current statement in favor of species
change. So, in spite of its laughable imperfections, they
capitalized on it. Here is what you will find in his book:
• Darwin would cite authorities that he did not men-
tion. He repeatedly said it was “only an abstract,” and “a
fuller edition” would come out later. But, although he wrote
other books, try as he may he never could find the proof
for his theories. No one since has found it either.

• When he did name an authority, it was just an opinion
from a letter. Phrases indicating the hypothetical nature of
his ideas were frequent: “It might have been,” “Maybe,”
“probably,” “it is conceivable that.” A favorite of his was:
“Let us take an imaginary example.”
• Darwin would suggest a possibility, and later refer
back to it as a fact: “As we have already demonstrated
previously.” Elsewhere he would suggest a possible series
of events and then conclude by assuming that proved the

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