Ken Ham, founder of the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, said:
What Darwinian evolution did I would say is provide what people thought was a scientific justification for separation of races
How this can be true when science rejects the concept of race as a means of biological categorization of human beings is left as an exercise to the reader.
The article reports:
In his book, Ham said Darwin’s theory about natural selection puts some races “higher on the evolutionary scale” than others.
Either the reporter or Ham himself completely misunderstands natural selection. There is no evolutionary scale that somehow measures which organisms are ‘better’ than others. Some organisms are better adapted to their environment and others are more able to cope with different environments. Neither is better or worse as they each have advantages and disadvantages. Some organisms are simple and others are more complex. Again, each has advantages and disadvantages.
I’d suggest anyone who believes that natural selection has a hierarchy measuring how ‘good’ an organism is on some absolute scale suffers a conceptual misunderstanding more characteristic of the nineteenth century than the twenty-first.