Darwin and his theory about woman. Interesting.... who agrees with this?

by nonjwspouse 6 Replies latest social current

  • nonjwspouse


    There are more links on the page to further research reading onthis subject.

    According to Darwinian theory, women were less evolved than men, and because of their smaller brains, they were “eternally primitive,” childlike, less spiritual, more materialistic, and “a real danger to contemporary civilization.”

  • cofty

    By modern standards Darwin was both racist and mysogynistic. He lived 150 years ago and he was a man of his times.

    I am certain if we could go back and meet our own great-grandfathers we would all be horrified by their attitudes.

    His genius was the discovery of natural selection as the driving force of evolution. His theory has stood the test of time and has become the foundation of biology. It has been confirmed by genetic evidence that was unknown to Darwin.

    If he was alive today he would not recognise most of the field of evolutionary biology that is built on the foundation he built.

    The mistake idiots like Ken Ham make is to imagine that science has leaders in the same way religion does. Even if Darwin was a monster - by all accounts he was a modest gentleman - it would make not the slightest difference to the fact of evolution.

  • prologos

    Do women not introduce a gentler element into the brew that is essential for a species' success?

  • processor

    According to Darwinian theory

    All sources that I could find say that "Darwinists," not "Darwin", had this attitude.

  • jgnat

    Darwin decided to leave a posthumous memoir for his family, and on Sunday 28 May 1876 he began Recollections of the Development of my mind and character . He found this candid private memoir easy going, covering his childhood, university, life on the Beagle expedition and developing work in science. A section headed "Religious Belief" opened just before his marriage, and frankly discussed his long disagreement with Emma. At first he had been unwilling to give up his faith, and had tried to "invent evidence" supporting the Gospels, but just as his clerical career had died a slow "natural death", so too did his belief in "Christianity as a divine revelation". "Inward convictions and feelings" had arisen from natural selection, as had survival instincts, and could not be relied on. He was quick to show Emma's side of the story and pay tribute to "your mother, ... so infinitely my superior in every moral quality ... my wise adviser and cheerful comforter". [91]

    Darwin unfailingly showed deference to his dear wife.

    I believe it was later Darwinists who introduced the idea of female inferiority.

  • processor

    I believe it was later Darwinists who introduced the idea of female inferiority.

    Good that we have religion, especially the Christian, Muslim, and Jewish one, to uphold the concept of female equality.

  • jgnat

    Such a card, processor, LOL.

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