Was Darwin the first to think up animal to man evolution?

Darwin was not the first to think up man evolving from animals.And his theory was based in racism. There were others who had the same idea, Darwin only published before they did to accept the credit.

But the idea of man coming from animals was a pagan idea originally. That can be traced back to Egyptian times.

And what proves this even more, is their recent return to their roots by opening churches in the name of Evolution.