Before reading the story, I tried to figure out from the story’s headline why Charles Darwin, one of the pioneers of modern science, would be cancelled. The headline read: “UK’s Natural History Museum to Review ‘Offensive’ Charles Darwin Exhibits, Bowing to BLM Pressure.”
Try as I might, I couldn’t figure it out, thus prompting me to read the story. It said:
The Natural History Museum [in London] is conducting a review into potentially ‘offensive’ collections including its Charles Darwin exhibitions.
In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, museum bosses have ordered an audit into certain collections that some staff believe are ‘legacies of colonies, slavery and empire’.
Rooms, statues and collected items in the museum that could be ‘problematic’ may be renamed, relabelled, or removed.
Oh, The Science, The Science!
Where would we be without all the “colonizers?” Imagine if all the European explorers stayed home? Would North and South America remain in the hands of tribal, indigenous people? What would be the state of their civilization? Would they be fighting each other, like they always had? Would Europe’s advanced technology somehow ignore the primitive existence of the indigenous, or would the indigenous have developed technology on their own that could compete with the Europeans?
Would the Arab nations, whose technology in the Middle Ages was more advanced than Europe’s, have instead colonized the Americas? Would the Chinese and the Far East kept to themselves?
I’m not trying to a make a judgment here. I’m just wondering what kind of world the woke have in mind if there had been no colonizing.