The authors imply that social Darwinism was a position taken by non-scientists who just didn’t understand the science.
Darwinian theory is a more than just an idea about origins. The reasons it arouses the passion it does go beyond science.
Was Darwin’s racism purely a function of his time and place, Victorian England? Historian Michael Flannery says no.
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.
I am a biologist, a worker in a field with a sorrowful history of categorizing human beings by race.