There is a tendency to sanctify the medical profession, with the white coat serving as an icon of wisdom, compassion, and morality.
Given evolution’s racist baggage, you might think the theory’s proponents would be somewhat abashed to accuse the critics of Darwin of “white supremacy.”
Ideas do indeed have consequences, but not all ideas play out the same way or weave their way in the history of ideas toward the same destination.
Was Darwin’s racism purely a function of his time and place, Victorian England? Historian Michael Flannery says no.
Darwin didn’t merely predict racial genocide; he thought it would advance human evolution.