We Were All ‘Sexual Predators’ in Our Evolutionary Past

A note reportedly found inside Ariel Castro’s Cleveland home includes a chilling admission that was made in 2004 by the kidnapper and rapist: “I am a sexual predator. I need help.” If we listen to evolutionists, we are the offspring of sexual predators in our deep dark evolutionary past. Evolution is defined by sexual predator behavior. It’s science.

An article published in The Sciences, a New York Academy of Science magazine, stated that “rape is a ‘natural, biological’ phenomenon, springing from men’s evolutionary urge to reproduce.”1

In 2000, MIT Press published The Natural History of Rape by biologist Randy Thornhill and anthropologist Craig T. Palmer. Margo I. Wilson writes that “evolved adaptation of some sort gives rise to rape; the main evolutionary question is whether rape is an adaptation itself or a by-product of other adaptations.” It doesn’t matter in a world where something came from nothing, and the resultant something preyed on other evolved somethings for the good of the species.

If rape is a consequence of evolution, then there shouldn’t be any ethical aversion to it. In a sense, rape is how we got here. Of course, it’s not rape given evolutionary assumptions of origins; it’s the propagation of the species by any means possible.

Thornhill and Palmer set forth the thesis that rape is natural and “arises from men’s evolved machinery for obtaining a high number of mates in an environment where females choose mates.” Men rape because it helps spread their genes. No one can object on moral grounds, not even the women being raped, since there is no cosmic moral law or a moral law giver.

The rape hypothesis was not warmly welcomed by the evolutionary community. An attempt was made to refute the argument of Thornhill and Palmer in Evolution, Gender, and Rape edited by Cheryl Brown Travis and also published by MIT Press (2003). It does not make its case.

The Bloodhound Gang’s song Bad Touch has this line (and a video to match):

“You and me baby ain’t nothin’ but mammals; so let’s do it like they do on the Discovery Channel.”

 Who can say otherwise?

“The song’s video, shot during the summer of 1999, features the band dressed in ‘MonkeyRat’ costumes with oversized ears, in various locations in Paris . . . . During the video, the band uses blowguns to shoot tranquilizer darts into the buttocks of four passing young women dressed in black with short skirts and stockings, then carrying them away. They then use a fishing rod to dangle a croissant in front of a group of French chefs, enticing them to follow. The band members dance around for a few seconds and then lure three chefs into following them. The band members swallow several mealworms, before finding two stereotypically effeminate gay men in a café, who are then beaten over the head with baguettes and knocked unconscious. A dwarf mime artist (played by Jordan Prentice) is captured in a net and then thrown into a cage with the four women, three chefs and the gay couple in a clear parody of animal collectors capturing frightened specimens. The band leaps around the cage taunting their captives. . . .

 Every day in America we are told that there is no God, and even if there were, He doesn’t have any business telling us how to live. America’s schools drill into young minds of mush that they are evolved meat machines. So in this type of academic world how are kidnapping and rape moral wrongs? Ariel Castro was only doing what came naturally. He was acting consistent with the accepted worldview of the day.

Of course, he will be tried, not on the basis that he and his “victims” are meat machines, but by a foreign and archaic worldview that once claimed that we are all created in the image of God, and God’s laws apply to us in the here and now. Fortunately intellectual schizophrenia reigns in America and the majority of people are not consistent with the meat-machine paradigm, at least not yet.

  1. Dan Vergano, “‘Natural, biological’ theory of rape creates instant storm,” USA Today (January 28, 2000), 8D []