The full title of Charles Darwin's book from 1859 is
"On the Origin of Species by means of Natural
Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life". The underlying argument
was that white humans had "out evolved" black humans and were superior.
Natural selection, survival of the fittest, or adaptation, is observed in the natural world and this is
sometimes referred to as "micro evolution". Those animals that are the strongest, healthiest, or most
adaptive to their environment are more likely to survive and go on to reproduce. The weaker animals,
unable to adapt, are less likely to survive.
Charles Darwin catalogued a huge number of observations relating to all sorts of different animals -
finches, moths, beetles, dogs, etc. However, all that he saw was animals adapting to their
environment, changing slightly over time ... but finches were still finches, moths still moths, dogs
were reproducing more dogs.
The evolutionist biologists Fagerstrom, Schuster and Szathmary stated in an article published in
Science magazine in 1996: "Major transitions in evolution — such as the origin of life, the
emergence of eukaryotic cells, and the origin of the human capacity for language, to name but a few
— could not be farther away from an equilibrium. Also, they cannot be described satisfactorily by
established models of microevolution."