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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Article about Darwin-to-Hitler issue

I decided to post this link to an article about the Darwin-to-Hitler issue because this article has a lot of good info and bears upon several posts in this blog.

I feel that the Darwinist idea of "survival of the fittest" or "natural selection" did not directly influence the Nazis' social policies because most of the people who were targeted by the Nazis were not physically or mentally unfit. Indeed, many of the first people who were targeted by the Nazis had high levels of mental and physical fitness. Jewish professionals were among the first victims of Nazi discrimination. In the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, two Jewish runners were pulled at the last minute from the USA's 400 meter relay team and were replaced by Jesse Owens and another black runner, even though blacks must have been lower than Jews on the Nazis' genetic totem-pole. I think that the main influence of Darwinism on Nazi policies towards Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, etc. was to create the idea -- through Social Darwinism and eugenics -- that it was morally OK to eliminate undesirables. Anyway, we are not going to learn anything about the Darwin-to-Hitler connection by burying our heads in the sand as the ADL's Abraham Foxman wants us to do. And "Fatheaded Ed" Brayton is of course trying to shift all of the blame to Christianity.

Related articles in Wikipedia:

Nazi eugenics

Racial policy of Nazi Germany

Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service

To see this blog's other articles about the Darwin-to-Hitler issue, just click on the label below.

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Blogger normdoering said...

So, in spite of the fact that Hitler called himself a Christian, the Nazis banned Darwin's books, and there are explicitly creationist writing in Mein Kampf, you would still lay the blame on Darwin's theory of evolution because of eugenics?

Have you ever bothered to read the Old Testament where God tells Moses to kill all the Midians except the virgin girls: Numbers, Chapter 31

Or any of the other genocidal acts in the Bible?

Friday, April 27, 2007 10:58:00 AM  

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