A couple weeks ago a University of Maryland student who was a hardcore racist murdered a black student from another school. David Whitney from the Christian Reconstructionist group Institute on the Constitution naturally blames it all on the teaching of evolution.
“As in all public schools, evolution is inculcated and it teaches that there is no Creator God and that everything in the universe came into existence by chance and mistake, accident and is wholly without purpose and without meaning of any kind,” Whitney preached. “He was taught that mankind, including himself, was nothing more than a long compilation of mistakes and mutations and chance occurrences.”
“We should not be surprised then if Sean, with that background and education, concluded that life is meaningless, without any purpose at all,” he continued. “Or, if there is a purpose in life, it would be to advance and further the process of evolution; a process in which the strong destroy the weak and indeed, ultimately, that is the purpose for existence. Survival of the fittest therefore has some rather dastardly consequences which we see in the murder committed by a secular humanist of a Christian young man.”“Evolution is also the basis of racism, [and] many assert that racism played a role in the motivation for this murder,” Whitney said. “You see, evolution is essentially racist. So where did Sean Urbanski learn racism? He learned it in his classes on evolution at the local public high school that his parents sent him to and his parents funded that school by the payment of their property taxes.”
Riiiiight. That’s why every other modern nation in the world, where the teaching of evolution is not the least bit controversial like it is here, has far lower rates of violent crime, particularly murder. And obviously all of those religious wars that killed millions of people before Darwin wrote On the Origin of Species were still the fault of evolution somehow. Cause and effect seems to be a very elusive concept to the wingnut mind. I mean, the murder rate among evolutionary biologists must be huge, amirite?