The teaching of evolution is an integral part of our public school system and the acceptance of evolution as being a biological fact is accepted by most scientists. This does not mean, however, that evolution is a fact, accurate, or even pertinent to mankind itself. Take for instance, the infamous hoax of Piltdown man, "proving" the vital link between apes and man and "discovered" in 1912 in the United Kingdom. The fact that this hoax was so easily perpetrated on so many esteemed scientists and experts for so long is proof positive that evolution in regards to apes evolving into modern man is a theory lacking foundational proof, to wit the missing link that is so richly sought has still yet to be discovered. The man most often championed for the evolutionary theory is Charles Darwin and his most famous book, still widely used and discussed today, is "On the Origin of Species". But in fact, the full title of the book as originally published in 1859 was "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life." Later, Darwin would follow up this tome with his "The Descent of Man and Selection in the Relation to Sex".
I suspect that there are few Darwin defenders that are fully aware of Darwin's complete title, to which its meaning is both chilling and very real. The complete title of Darwin's book is hardly happenstance, it is there for a very valid reason which is to emphasis and to clarify to the reader of the book what the book is actually about, which is that evolution as expounded by Darwin specifically supports the superiority of favored races in the struggle for life. Consequently, Darwin's book is meant as a clarion call specifically to the Caucasian race that it has evolved far further than, for instance, the aborigines of Australia or the native Africans and that therefore these "less-favored" species of man would consequently either at best be subservient to the Caucasian race or, even better, would be exterminated or replaced in their entirety at some future period of time.
The greatest and grandest disservice which Darwin did to mankind was to lower mankind from being just "a little lower than the angels" to replacing God's handiwork with the thought that mankind was nothing more than an advanced ape to which some of these primates had the right to marginalize or to annihilate other primates because this was all part of the struggle of life, to which the superior species would invariably win out if they only asserted themselves. This is the true meaning of Darwin's thesis and this is the template that was subsequently successfully used by the eugenics movement in the United States and throughout the world, most notably in Nazi Germany, to justify man's inhumanity to other men, and consequently the liquidation and the cold-blooded killing of unarmed civilians, whose only crimes were their faith, their skin color, their physical disabilities, their sexual orientation, or their tribal or social affiliations.
The legacy of Darwin's evolutionary theory are clear in the horrors and the aftermath of these truest believers. Those that believe that Darwin deserves a place at the table of knowledge, that Darwin deserves to be in our classrooms, must have the intellectual honesty and candor to title his book as it was titled upon its inception so that his true agenda is out in the open for all to see and to recognize.