Short Talk

Does Darwinism Devalue Human Life?

Date recorded: 24 May 2018 | Speaker: Richard Weikart | Event: ELF Post-Forum Seminar
Does Darwinism Devalue Human Life?

Description

Many aspects of Darwinian theory have implications for the value of human life, and Darwinists themselves have acknowledged this.  Darwinian theory rejects teleology, and often reduces humans to just another animal.  Many Darwinists consider morality itself the product of chance evolutionary processes.  Human evolution also implies human diversity, which has led many to embrace human inequality.  Finally, Darwinism implies that death is a positive force in the universal struggle for existence.