Morphogenesis: This scientific word describes a straight path. Until recently, the science of human evolution was dominated by the philosophy of Morphogenesis, ‘a linear path to a predetermined end,’ the idea that evolution was predictable and consistent, and that it changed living things from simple and primitive to sophisticated and more desirable. The most evolved life form was always the best, and the least evolved was undesirable and deserved extinction.
So, newer is better.
Fossils showed us the remains of organisms that went extinct, like the dinosaurs, and we were told that they died out because they were less fit. Extinction happens when something better comes along.
Morphogenesis can look backward, to trace the trail of species that evolved and went extinct, up until now. It can tell us how we got here, and it can also look into the future, to show us how to guide the evolution of life to better, more desirable forms.
Forward looking morphogenesis is scary, and it mostly ended with World War II. Did you know that Hitler was an evolutionist? His most evolved human was tall, with white skin, blue eyes, and blond hair; people he called Aryans.
At the other end of Hitler’s straight line were the undesirables who deserved extinction. We know how the Jews were sent to extermination camps like Auschwitz, and exterminated in gas chambers. We may not know that the Gypsies were close behind the Jews, in that evil program. If the Nazis had won the war, they probably had other types of humans on the extermination list.
At the time, educated people believed that this was progressive science, and that it was important to guide the human race on a straight path to better things.
We know that the communists killed more people than the Nazis, and they were guided by a belief in social evolution, and they directed us to a more progressive and evolved society. People who didn’t fit with the program were re-educated, or killed. Somehow, the worst crimes in modern history could be explained, and justified, when human evolution was paired with morphogenesis.
If you are feeling guilt-free because no-one in your family was a Nazi or a Communist, democratic nations like Canada and Australia had Eugenics.
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Some people were judged ‘unfit to reproduce’ and were sterilized through surgery. This was forced on people by governments, in some countries that are peaceful and prosperous democracies, today. Eugenics avoided the ugliness of killing people, and simply sterilized them, by force, and then they were permitted to live until they died of natural causes. Somehow, that was better.
The results were ugly racism when the scientific belief in human evolution was tied to morphogenesis and used to guide human progress, and. Most of this thinking ended with World War II, when we all realized what a mistake it was.
But this ugly racism, in science, has not gone away. The focus shifted from the future to the past. We can believe that modern humans are the best, the most evolved, and extinct forms of humans were too primitive. Cave men were replaced by us, because we are superior.
If I was a Neanderthal Cave Man, I would call that racism.
We teach our children, in good schools, about human progress, from ugly, knuckle dragging and stupid apes, to handsome modern humans. You have seen the pictures, and I have included two recent examples from highly reputable sources. Notice that the noble, most-evolved human, on the right, is a white Caucasian, with light hair. Notice on the left, the most unfit ancestor has dark skin.
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This is a message to our children, from our leading scientists.
Recently, some scientists have worked to defend Neanderthal Cave People. They won’t allow ugly racism to hide by focusing on victims who can never speak for themselves.
And if you want another example:
This is a change in the science of evolution. For generations, we have been told that one idea was true, and people like me, who dared to believe that God made the world, were fools. I was guilty of believing these words:
Now, the cover is being removed, by honest scientists.
And I believe that we will progress to a better future, without the need to evolve or to go extinct:
I hope we will all find that hope.