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"For if the Darwinian theory
be true, the law of natural selection applies to all the moral history of
mankind, as well as the physical. Evil must die ultimately at the weaker
elements in the struggle with good.”
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"Does the production of the
higher animals ‘directly follow' from the war of
nature, from famine and death？ Well, yes, it does. It directly
follows if you understand Darwin's reasoning, but nobody understood it until
the nineteenth century. And many still don't understand , or perhaps are
reluctant to do so."
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Darwin's close friend Professor
Adam Sedgwick was one of the people who saw what dangers the theory of
evolution would give rise to in the future. He remarked, after reading and
digesting The Origin of Species, that "if this book were to find general
public acceptance, it would bring with it a brutalization of the human race
such as it had never seen before."