William Thorsell, CEO
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen’s Park, Queens Park,
Toronto, Ontario M3C 1Z3 416.586.8000
March 4, 2008
Dear William Thorsell:
Further to my conversation with your Media Director:
Does the Darwin exhibit at the ROM display or make note of his book The Descent of Man?
Does the exhibit reference Darwin's racism?
Does the exhibit display the original title of Darwin's book, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life?
Does the exhibit reference Eugenics?
The exhibit displays the legacy left by Darwin. Does it only display the positive or does it also display the negative? i.e. Hitler, Lennon, Mao, etc.
Assuming that the answers to the above questions are no, can you respond to the following quote by Darwin and why the ROM would revise history and sanitize Darwin's life giving students a distorted view of Darwin. The Descent of Man, one entire chapter was dedicated to “The Races of Man.” In that book, Darwin wrote: "At some future period not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilised races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace the savage races throughout the world. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes...will no doubt be exterminated. The break between man and his nearest Allies will then be wider, for it will intervene between man in a more civilised state, as we may hope, even than the Caucasian, and some ape as low as the baboon, instead of as now between the Negro or Australian and the gorilla (1874, p. 178)."
Approximately 50% of Canada Christian College students are what Darwin would call, “savages” or “Negroes”. Is it fair to promote this type of hatred towards them? They are not closest to the gorilla or inferior in any way.
Thank you for your time.
Dr. Charles McVety
“Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed”
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