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Submitted by Peter Herz (United States), May 28, 2009 at 14:45

By the way, Janusz, re slavery, my form of Christianity honors the memory of William Wilberforce and other such pious fellows who got the ball on abolition rolling. Some of us also lit out from Virginia to the Illinois Territory out of opposition to slavery. Further, I refer you to John Haller's _Outcasts of Evolution_ (Southern Illinois U Press--not some backwoods fundamentalist tract) which documents how the first use Darwin found in my country was the justification of white supremacy. It lasted down to the days when Herny Fairfield Osborne defended the incarceration of an African Negrito in the Bronx Zoo (the case of one Ota Benga) in order to demonstrate a "primitive" form of humanity.

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