“Recapitulation Theory” has now been shown scientifically to be untrue, but
is still frequently cited and serves to undermine the sanctity of human life
in its early formation in the womb.
psychoanalysis tries to relate many of the conditions and problems of people
back to some evolutionary ancestry.
concept of “survival of the fittest” (which is actually a tautology which has
no explanatory power) has been applied in many areas to justify the dominance
of one group over another. Basically, “might makes right” becomes the
modern evolutionists deplore racism, racism justified by an evolutionary
viewpoint that non-Caucasian races were a human subspecies was widely
practiced in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. In fact, the subtitle of
Darwin’s book “The Origin of Species” mentions the “preservation of favored
races”. This included human races. Among the excesses propelled by this
philosophy, thousands of Australian aborigines were killed for use as
scientific specimens. Some people thought they might be the “missing link”
(between apes and men).