“Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” A century ago, pseudo-“scientists” were having a grave robbing frenzy as they stole the bodies of countless of Australian Aborigines to “study”. They were the race theorists, or eugenicists, who were founded by Galton, the infamous cousin of Darwin. Aboriginals have long suffered under the label of “less evolved” and now pseudoscientists are at it again.
Nature has published an article claiming that new DNA, yet unidentified, carried by the Australian Aborigines indicates that they interbred with “early” humans, and now carry this “early” human DNA in their genome. One news source reports it like this:
“No fossil remains have ever been found of this “human” but the genes are still carried by Australia’s Aborigines today.”
Yes, those quotation marks on the word “human” are original! The news source is suggesting the Australian Aboriginal carries genetic information that shows they are an “ancient” human. It seems that today, rather than calling them “sub” human or “less evolved”, it’s more PC to call them “ancient” or “early” human, which of course suggests the same thing.
Have you noticed that it is only non-Europeans who get labelled as “early” or “ancient”? The news source continues its rant labelling “Australian Aborigines, the planet’s most ancient first non-African people.”
We haven’t come far since Darwin said: “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 a baboon, instead of as now between the negro or Australian and the gorilla.”
Talk about storytelling. They find unidentified DNA, and then impute a completely unsubstantiated story about an “ancient” human race existing. Genes are just that, genes. Their historical significance, however, tends to be more the subject of speculation. Speculation is not science.
There is a deeper systematic problem within the field of science. Science is normally known for rigorous peer review. Nothing unsubstantiated can be claimed. However, if you’re trying to further evolutionary theory, the rules of evidence go out the window and peer reviewers turn into mindless college cheer leaders.
And that’s the distinction between science and pseudoscience.
What the science really shows us is that the human genome is in rapid decline. Each generation accumulates deleterious mutations resulting in function loss. Mutations either reduce, rearrange or remove genes. Rather than evolving, we are devolving. The human genome is in entropy not evolution.
What does the Bible say? In Acts 17:26, the Bible stands in strong contrast to the racist pseudoscience of today. “And he [our creator God] made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth”. This means that every “nation” or people group descend from a single common human ancestor. No “half” humans. All equal.
Then, according to the Word of our Creator, mankind was affected by sin causing death and decay in our world. This decay is evident in our human genome which, as said above, degrades generation by generation through genetic mutations. Because we were separated from the author of our genome when we sinned, our genome now suffers decay. What we need is reconciliation between God and humankind. Jesus came to pay the sin debt and to bring peace between God and man. Therefore, “in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.” (2 Corinthians 5:19)
The Biblical solution to racism is this:
“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.” (Ephesians 2:13-16)