Now what? Will the woke next cancel Charles Darwin?

Charles Darwin, the evil colonizer,

Charles Darwin, the evil colonizer,

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.

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    Ironically, based on their opinions re: evolution, it seems some on the right have already canceled Darwin.

  • In reply to euclid2119:

    In other words, the woke and the evolution deniers are in the same boat.

  • Dennis, I don't blame you for not naming your source outright:

    "The Daily Mail is an outlet not only for your garden-variety conservative politics but a legitimizer of xenophobia, racism, sexism, not to mention and an abusive and dull-minded culture of celebrity worship/stalking.Nov 21, 2016."

  • The undertones of white supremacy are strong in this post. So basically, the savages are lucky white people colonized them? Because if not, they would either "be fighting each other, like they always had", been colonized by (gasp) the Arabs, or (even worse?) the Chinese. Or are you just trying to looking to justify and normalize the racism that currently exists in the US (i.e. if white people hadn't colonized the Americas, some other country would have and they would be the racists)?

    How about you stop looking for excuses to justify your racism and work to make a difference? I know you think it is easier to come up with these strawman arguments instead of reflecting on your own actions and views and trying to improve yourself. This country would be a a better place if more people attempted to do this (including you Dennis).

  • Here's what the Natural History Museum's director said:

    “The Black Lives Matter movement has demonstrated that we need to do more and act faster, so as a first step we have commenced an institution-wide review on naming and recognition.
    'We want to learn and educate ourselves, recognising that greater understanding and awareness on diversity and inclusion are essential.'

    Forgive those inquiring minds who want to know, but just how in the hell does removing Darwin’s statue and other related exhibits fall into the category of "inclusiveness?"

  • In reply to davegorak:

    Mr. Gorak, perhaps if they do remove Darwin's statue, and put it up for auction, you can buy it and put in it your den to look at while you're reading "The Origin of the Species".

    And don't forget, Mr. Gorak, "Black Lives Matter".

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