This idea was crucial to his ethical vision. For more, see our brief and timely video, “Martin Luther King on the Design of the Universe.”
Dr. King was critical of the misuse of science to promote racial discrimination, and he spoke against the idea that humans are the products of a blind process.
Was Darwin’s racism purely a function of his time and place, Victorian England? Historian Michael Flannery says no.
It’s a necessary effort to stop oneself from longing for the great men and women of the past, even just the past century.
I have no idea what King would have thought of the modern theory of intelligent design, but many of the ideas he expressed are certainly friendly to ID.