Charles Darwin is credited with establishing the 'evolution' theory, based on the Malthusian catastrophe.

Family Edit

  • Major Leonard Darwin, son of Charles Darwin. He went on to take a leading position in the eugenics movement of the early 20th century. As President of the First International Congress on Eugenics, he became controversial for his radical views on the subject.
  • Charles Galton Darwin, grandson of Charles Darwin. He was an influential writer of several biological/eugenic books, including the book 'The Next Million Years'. He was also one of the coordinators of the Manhattan Project.

Controversies Edit

Inspiration for school shootings Edit

Charles Darwin's theories have served as the inspiration for a number of recent school shootings by nihilistic high school students[1]. These students seemed to take it upon themselves that they should 'help along' the process of natural selection by routing out the unfit. In their rantings, they also rallied against the use of vaccines - which they regarded as a 'dysgenic' measure incompatible with natural selection. Most of their rhetoric mirrored eugenic principles from the early 20th century.

Anti-Turkish sentiment/racial bigotry Edit

In one of his writings to C. Graham, Charles Darwin went into a diatribe accrediting natural selection with the progress of civilization - which, to his mind, was further solidified by the 'fact' that (according to him) 'more civilized' Caucasian races eventually reigned supreme over the Turks. He immediately follows this up with a postulation that in the future, many more 'civilized' races will do their part in further proving the theory of 'natural selection' right by eliminating the 'lower races'[2].

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