Moral Contradictions

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Darwin, Hitler, and self-delusion

Via Raw Story I came across an article about a video from D. James Kennedy's group that essentially blames Hitler on Darwin. I've heard this before, but the historian (and common sense) tells me that there's a bit more to Hitler's evil than that.

The quote that stood out was this:

This show basically is about the social effects of Darwinism, and shows this idea, which is scientifically bankrupt, has probably been responsible for more bloodshed than anything else in the history of humanity.

Hey, Mr. Producer guy - you may wanna read about the Crusades, Inquisition, Salem Witch Trials, and generally all the wars started because of religious differences. You use the word "probably" - the reason you can't be sure of that (other than the fact your theory is just that, a theory) is because the main competitor for most bloodshed in history is religion.

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