Monday, October 02, 2006


ID's X Games

We all agree with Discovery Institute fellow Richard Weikart that "Darwinism played a key role not only in the rise of eugenics, but also in euthanasia, infanticide, abortion, and racial extermination, all ultimately embraced by the Nazis."

Weikart's thesis that Darwinism leads ineluctably to Nazism has been endorsed now by the sober judgement of Ann Coulter and D. James Kennedy, so what's not to agree with. Right?

That's why it's hard for someone operating under self-imposed constraints like Red State Rabble to come up with a ready explanation for this:

"Writings of a philosophical and social nature whose content deals with the false scientific enlightenment of primitive Darwinism and Monism (H├Ąckel), and "[a]ll writings that ridicule, belittle or besmirch the Christian religion and its institution, faith in God, or other things that are holy to the healthy sentiments of the Volk," were banned by the Nazis.

The invaluable Nick Matzke reports over at Panda's Thumb that some of these books may have fueled the bonfires that illuminate, for many. the Nazis hatred of science, just as the glow of the ovens sheds light on their hatred of Jews, gypsies, communists, and labor activists.

As we say, this is all too much for Red State Rabble to comprehend, although we're sure Dr. Weikart will have no problem with the mental gymnastics required to make sense of his novel thesis and the facts as we find them.

Intelligent design, it seems, has a way of finding adherents who are capable of the extreme mental contortions the theory requires of its adepts.


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