Re: Further Evolution beyond the Human?

Jeremy Beauchamp (
Tue, 08 Oct 1996 17:30:39 +0100

Theodore A. Holden wrote:
> For instance, Darwin's Origin of the Species was published in 1859 or
> thereabouts, while serious industrialism and robber-baron capitalism in America

Ted, I see your problem, Britain had an Industrial Revolution somewhat
before America, starting at the end of the 18th century. Of course, it
may only be Americans that are corrupted by the false immorality of
Evilutionism - then again, you may have forgotten that the rest of the
world exists.

> began with the arms industry at the time of the civil war and the vast expansion
> of the railroads after the civil war (65). Hence your claim that robber-baron
> capitalism preceeded Darwinism is idiotic. Likewise the opium wars occurred
> around the turn of the last century.

Encarta puts the Opium Wars at 1839-1843 and 1856-1860. What do you
reckon the casue of the first one was? Presumably they had a preprint
of the 'Origin of Species' to let them start off the second. Or perhaps
Encarta is talking about different Opium Wars to you?

> Again, learn some facts and then worry about interrupting others with them.

I am loathe to believe Microsoft above a human being, but in this case
it seems more coherent than you.


> Ted Holden