Professional, peer-reviewed papers regarding various social issues, contrasting the social outworking of the evolutionary and biblical worldviews.
The Central Role of Darwinism in the Vietnam War
Charles Darwin’s (1809–1882) ideas helped to guide Social Darwinism, which was an underpinning of the Communist and the National Socialist (Nazi) ideologies.
Darwinism and the Tuskegee Syphilis Study
The history of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study is a salient example of the negative fruits of Darwinian racism.
Friedrich Engels Introduced Darwin to Karl Marx and Changed the World
Friedrich Engels was in some ways as important as Marx in helping to establish the revolution called Marxism (Communism) that has changed the world.
The Failed Attempt to Prove Jewish Inferiority by a Skeleton Collection
Over 100 innocent people were murdered to prove a theory that turned out to be not only wrong but based on an erroneous secular philosophy, namely Darwinism.
Gypsies Massacred as Part of the Darwinian Eugenic Holocaust
Attempts to apply Darwinian eugenics were part of the Nazi effort to produce a superior race in Germany.
Korea, Darwinism, Racism, and War
This review focuses on Korea, and the effects of racism on Korea from both Japan and China.
Abortion: A Biblical, Biological, and Philosophical Refutation
A holistic approach which accounts for biblical, biological, and philosophical truths must conclude that the unborn represent human beings with full personhood.
Hume’s Guillotine and Evolutionary Ethics: Evaluating Attempts to Overcome the Naturalistic Fallacy
The problem of establishing an ontological basis for morality has troubled materialistic philosophers since Darwin.
Christians, the Brain, and Person: Conceptual Confusion, Unintelligibility, and Implications
That psychological properties can be attributed to a brain is a popular notion, even among Christians. This paper argues that such claims are incorrect.
A Christian Response to the Crisis in Psychiatry
Psychiatry is facing a crisis, and it is well known that psychiatry has taken over many concepts from the Bible and secularized them.
German and American Eugenics in the Pre-World War 1 Era
Before the traumatic devastation of the Nazi genocides, eugenics theory was widely accepted by both German and American scientists, especially in the pre-World War 1 era.
Social Issues on Answers Research Journal
The evolutionary and the biblical worldview oppose one another on claims regarding the origin and age of the earth and universe, life, humanity, and morality. They are also opposing worldviews regarding man’s nature, place in the universe, and ultimate end. It’s not surprising, then, that they have vastly different views (and consequences) when it comes to social issues.
The aim of the social-issue research at Answers Research Journal (ARJ) is to consider issues such as abortion, euthanasia, psychiatry, psychology, eugenics, racism, morality, and war within the context of a biblical worldview. This means we bring to bear what the Bible teaches when examining and considering these issues. This includes the Bible’s moral/spiritual teachings, as well as the true, historical account of mankind’s history, sin nature and fallen state, need for redemption, and eternal soul.
We will also examine if and how past and ongoing injustices (whether they are recognized by the majority as such or not) have their roots in evolutionary naturalism. Research has shed light on historical atrocities and the so-called scientific rationale for these acts, and the evolutionary roots of such “science.”
In the naturalistic evolutionary worldview, mankind is the sum of our genes, the product of millions of years of chance processes, a highly evolved animal, accountable to no higher authority than other humans, and destined for the dust like every other life form.
This contrasts with the biblical worldview, which says the Creator God specially designed two humans to bear his very image, gave them eternal souls, and made them “very good.” They sinned against God, plunging the human race into brokenness and depravity. All humans are accountable to God, and the standard for morality is provided in his Word. All humans have sinful hearts, and the solution to this sin problem is God himself, who came in the person of Jesus Christ, lived a perfect life, died in our place, and rose again. Those who repent and trust in Christ are a new creation, have been given power over sin, and have eternal life.