Plato’s Chain of Being First Official Racism by Supposed Scientific Rationale the Clear Forerunner of Charles Darwin’s Evolution


The name Berber for the Amazigh tribe of North Africa came from the Greeks’ designation for them, Barbars, barbarians, comporting with the classical Greeks’ notion of a Chain of Being, non Europeans seen by the Greeks as beneath the Europeans on that supposed chain or ladder (scala) of the natural world, which obviously was the basis for Charles Darwin’s thinking and the thinking of slaveowners who lived in his day. Of course in reality all humans are of one syngameon, a biblical kind, only about 20,000 of which need have been on Noah’s Ark.