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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Darwin-to-Hitler again

"A 'systematic' Jewish holocaust is impossible, so how could Darwin be blamed for it?"

Considering that Darwin is often blamed for Hitler, I am surprised that Darwinists are not among the world's biggest Holocaust deniers.


"Nazism cannot uncouple itself from its eugenicist, and thus Darwinist, antecedents."

The conclusion section of the Kitzmiller v. Dover opinion said, "ID cannot uncouple itself from its creationist, and thus religious, antecedents."


"Evolution is the fundamental concept underlying all of Nazism."

The new Florida state science standards say, "evolution is the fundamental concept underlying all of biology."


"What? I don't 'need' Darwin? O, reason not the need !"

"O, reason not the need !" is from Shakespeare's play "King Lear." Abe Foxman, chairman of the Anti-Defamation League, said that Hitler did not "need" Darwin to carry out the Holocaust.


"You will think the way I think -- and you will like it."

Judge "Jackass" Jones was shown wearing Hitler's outfit. Judge Jones has charged that critics of his Kitzmiller v. Dover decision lack respect for "the rule of law" and "judicial independence."


"Ich bin ein Darwiner. JFK, essen Sie ihrem Herz aus."


"ADL chairman Abe Foxman ist ein dummkopf"

Abe Foxman said that Hitler did not "need" Darwin to carry out the Holocaust


Richard Weikart, author of "Darwin to Hitler," has written a new book titled, "Hitler's Ethic: The Nazi Pursuit of Evolutionary Progress". Amazon.com's product/book description says,

In this book, Weikart helps unlock the mystery of Hitler’s evil by vividly demonstrating the surprising conclusion that Hitler’s immorality flowed from a coherent ethic. Hitler was inspired by evolutionary ethics to pursue the utopian project of biologically improving the human race. This ethic underlay or influenced almost every major feature of Nazi policy: eugenics (i.e., measures to improve human heredity, including compulsory sterilization), euthanasia, racism, population expansion, offensive warfare, and racial extermination.

As I have pointed out many times, Nazi anti-Semitism targeted fit Jews -- both the mentally fit and the physically fit -- as well as unfit Jews and was therefore not a eugenics program. In fact, one of the first things that the Nazis did after coming to power was to fire highly mentally fit Jews -- professionals and managers -- from the civil service. Eugenics' contribution to the Jewish holocaust -- which BTW was exaggerated IMO -- was to establish the idea that it was morally OK to get rid of undesirables.

To my knowledge, those who claim that Darwin had no influence on Hitler have not produced a single book supporting their claims -- but there are several books supporting the claim that Darwin had a strong influence on Hitler.

The new book is discussed on Uncommon Descent.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, everything Hitler believed was Darwin's fault, because he perverted Darwin's beliefs?

I guess that means every person who ever burned someone at the stake or drove them out of their country because of their religion, or discriminated and abused a woman or person of color because of scripture, and everyone who murdered or attacked an abortion provider in this country in the name of the Bible, anyone who persecuted someone because of their own interpretation or misappropriation of something in the Bible, all of those people's crimes can be blamed on... God?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 1:09:00 PM  

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