Charles Darwin on Racism, Slavery, and Eugenics

What did the legendary biologist believe — and why?

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Nothing would surely be more easy, than for Charles Darwin — the very originator of a theory in which one superior species outperforms and outlives an inferior one — to have been the most ardent racist and eugenicist of his day.

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Rory Cockshaw

Rory Cockshaw

I write about science, philosophy, and society. Occasionally whatever else takes my fancy. Student @ University of Cambridge, Yale Bioethics alum.

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