August 23, 2006
MORE DISHONESTY FROM THE ANTI-EVOLUTIONISTS
A "documentary" about to be shown this weekend, Darwin's Deadly Legacy, is yet another attempt by the Fundamentally Retarded to whine and lie about evolution.
Since I haven't seen it, I will cut up World Net Daily's article entitled Darwin-Hitler connection sparks attacks It is an attempt to shoot down people who have seen this argument many times before. Anyone familiar with the analogy that Hitler used "Darwinism" doesn't need to watch the documentary to know that this is going to be another dishonest attempt at saying evolution is bad and creation is good.
The documentary was done to "show why evolution is a bad idea that should be discarded into the dustbin of history,"
The documentary is trying to show that because Hitler supposedly incorporated "Darwinism," evolution is very very very bad. Lets even say that Hitler did use Darwin's theory to weed out the Jews (which he didn't). This still wouldn't mean that evolution isn't correct. It still doesn't mean that you can throw away facts becasue you don't like the repercussions of the facts. Lets throw cancer into the dustbin of history too, yeah lets ignore cancer.
WorldNetDaily columnist Ann Coulter also was a target for the critics who have yet to see the program.
She has, the critic contended, "no knowledge of science or history," and others on the program are nothing but "creationists."
Ann Coulter plagiarizes pieces from Behe and other creationists. I very much doubt she would ever be able to last one minute in a debate with a real scientist. I won't say she doesn't know anything about history, but from what I've seen, she doesn't know a lot. The others who are mentioned on the website promoting the documentary are in fact creationists. Creationists are not scientists, as stated before here. Those who mock evolution either don't understand evolution, or try to poke holes in certain parts of evolution theory. There has NEVER been one peer reviewed scientific study that puts doubt on evolution theory.
The program, according to producer Jerry Newcomb, is about the social effects of Darwinism, and the bloodshed that can be attributed to those beliefs. He said before Darwin, the basic concept was that man was made in the image of God, and was therefore valuable. But Darwin changed all that.
Hellooooooo, since when was Hitler the first person who tried to wipe out a people who were different than him. This dude is trying to say, for example, that Hitler was the first one to try get rid of Jews.
Lots of people, including Christians tried to rid the world of Jews even before Darwin came around.
"To put it simply, no Darwin, no Hitler," said D. James Kennedy, who is host for the special. "Hitler tried to speed up evolution, to help it along, and millions suffered and died in unspeakable ways because of it."
Coulter, who also wrote the bestselling "Godless: The Church of Liberalism," said Hitler simply was taking Darwinism from the theoretical to the practical.
"He thought the Aryans were the fittest and he was just hurrying natural selection along," she said.
Hitler believed in a special creation for the Aryan race. He believe in God, and he believed he was carrying out God's plan.
He never mentioned evolution.
'Hitler's goal was the "purification" of the "Aryan race" through the elimination of "subhumans", which included Jews, gypsies, Asians, black Africans, and everyone else who was not a white Aryan. Despite the creationists claims that this was based on Darwinain evolutionary theory, Hitler's own writings give quite a different story. The ICR claims that "Hitler used the German word for evolution (Entwicklung) over and over again in his book." (ICR Impact, "The Ascent of Racism", Paul Humber Feb 1987) Like so many of ICR's claims, this one is simply not true -- a quick scan of several online English translations of Mein Kampf shows only ONE use of the word "evolution", in a context which does not refer at all to biological evolution, but instead to the development of political ideas in Germany: "This evolution has not yet taken the shape of a conscious intention and movement to restore the political power and independence of our nation."... "White Aryans," Hitler writes, "are the special creations of God, the "highest image of the Lord", put here specifically to rule over the "subhuman" races: "Human culture and civilization on this continent are inseparably bound up with the presence of the Aryan. If he dies out or declines, the dark veils of an age without culture will again descend on this globe. The undermining of the existence of human culture by the destruction of its bearer seems in the eyes of a folkish philosophy the most execrable crime. Anyone who dares to lay hands on the highest image of the Lord commits sacrilege against the benevolent Creator of this miracle and contributes to the expulsion from paradise."..."Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord," adding "Compared to the absurd catchword about safeguarding law and order, thus laying a peaceable groundwork for mutual swindles, the task of preserving and advancing the highest humanity, given to this earth by the benevolence of the Almighty, seems a truly high mission." For Hitler, removing the subhumans from earth was not a matter of biology or evolution -- it was a divine mandate from God Himself, the "work of the Lord", a "truly high mission".'
Hitler was a creationist. A special creationist. A believer in God. He most likely believed in a young earth as well, which makes evolution impossible.
Some Hitler quotes:
"I believe today that I am acting in the sense of the Almighty Creator. By warding off the Jews I am fighting for the Lord's work." [Adolph Hitler, Speech, Reichstag, 1936]
"I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator." [Adolph Hitler, Mein Kampf, pp. 46]
"What we have to fight for...is the freedom and independence of the fatherland, so that our people may be enabled to fulfill the mission assigned to it by the Creator." [Adolph Hitler, Mein Kampf, pp. 125]
"I am now as before a Catholic and will always remain so" [Adolph Hitler, to Gen. Gerhard Engel, 1941]
The first edition of Mein Kampf suggests that Hitler may once have believed in a young earth: "this planet will, as it did thousands of years ago, move through the ether devoid of men" (p. 65; the second edition substitutes "millions" for "thousands," and chapter 11 refers to "hundreds of thousands of years" of life in another context.) Other passages further support his creationist leanings:
The undermining of the existence of human culture by the destruction of its bearer seems in the eyes of a folkish philosophy the most execrable crime. Anyone who dares to lay hands on the highest image of the Lord commits sacrilege against the benevolent Creator of this miracle and contributes to the expulsion from paradise. (Hitler 1943, 383)
What we must fight for is to safeguard the existence and reproduction of our race and our people, . . . so that our people may mature for the fulfillment of the mission allotted it by the creator of the universe. (Hitler 1943, 214)
It is amazing that dishonest creationists will only use part quotes and forget about everything else in order to try to keep their false illusions alive.
In the documentary they used Human Genome Project Director Francis Collins, whose book, "The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief," was published only a few months ago.
Collins is a theistic evolutionist. Therefore, he believes in evolution, only he thinks God made everything possible.
He must have been quoted so out of context that he has now made this statement:
"absolutely appalled by what Coral Ridge Ministries is doing. I had NO knowledge that Coral Ridge Ministries was planning a TV special on Darwin and Hitler, and I find the thesis of Dr. Kennedy's program utterly misguided and inflammatory."
Hitler even outlawed Atheism in 1933
I know this is a bit of stretch but how about:
NO CREATIONISM, NO HITLER
NO CHRISTIANITY, NO HITLER