TV special links Darwinism with Hitler, other atrocities — This just gets better and better.

The supposed link between Darwinian evolution and the Holocaust has drawn criticism from the Anti-Defamation League. But Newcombe says the link is legitimate.

“Essentially, Hitler was trying to speed up evolution and clean up the gene pool as he saw it-create this master race,” Newcombe said, adding that Hitler mentioned evolution frequently in Mein Kampf, although the German word for “evolution” is translated as “development” into English.

Eric Harris, one of the killers at the 1999 Columbine school massacre, was infatuated with Darwinian evolution, Newcombe said.


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  1. OhForTheLoveOf says:

    #32 –

    Well, I had a whole answer there, and I wonder where it is now…

    Anyway, short recap of my better but vanished answer. Yes it is debatable. There is no legit link between Darwin, Lenin, and Stalin. Only those with scoundrelous political agendas will seek to create a link between a scientist’s writing on a biological mechanism and the actions of a brutal dictator and mass murderer.

  2. James Hill says:

    I’d say for the intended audience “They’re all liberals” would be enough of an arugment.

  3. Jägermeister says:

    #29

    Thanks Mark. There lay a lot of truth in those quotes.

  4. caliibre says:

    Why can Creationists &/or Intelligent Design advocates solve Sudoku Number Puzzles so quickly?

    THEY JUST PUT A “G” IN ALL THE EMPTY SQUARES.

    It’s just a matter of faith! It’s the same method creationists resort to in trying to prove their unsustainable “intelligent design theory”. Creationists can just stop searching for reality by just assuming all gaps in current understanding and/or knowledge of evolution must be filled with a (G=god) solution. As Prof Richard Dawkins explains in chapter four of The GOD Delusion; “If an apparent gap is found, it is assumed that God, by default must fill it.” Saves them having to think and question I suppose.

    Much like the progress one makes by eliminating the possible numbers in each square as a Sudoku puzzle is solved, “gaps shrink as science advances and God is threatened with eventually having nothing to do and nowhere to hide.” This of course “worries thoughtful theologians” however the greater worry for scientists (and the rest of us) is that groups through politics or fear will walk away from the “essential part of the scientific enterprise [that is] to admit ignorance.”

    Nothing is more dangerous than a, ‘I have all the answers’ arrogant preacher followed by a bunch of non-thinking ‘god-botherers’ driven by blind faith who absolve themselves from their societal responsibilities with the comfort of unquestioning feeble-minds!

    Although some see Dawkins as a bit of a raver and less scientific in his arguments than he could (should) be, if you read Pascal Boyer’s “Gods, Spirits and the Mental Instincts that Create Them”, Dawkins’ ’emotional’ approach to battling the “ID” lobby is also needed.

    caliibre


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