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April 30, 2008

Anti-Defamation League denounces Expelled

It’s about time! I think it’s saying a lot when Ben Stein (who’s Jewish) has basically been called out by the Anti-Defamation League for defaming Jews.

Anyway, they issued the following statement in their press release:

The film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed misappropriates the Holocaust and its imagery as a part of its political effort to discredit the scientific community which rejects so-called intelligent design theory.

Hitler did not need Darwin to devise his heinous plan to exterminate the Jewish people and Darwin and evolutionary theory cannot explain Hitler’s genocidal madness.

Using the Holocaust in order to tarnish those who promote the theory of evolution is outrageous and trivializes the complex factors that led to the mass extermination of European Jewry.

Note that this isn’t the first time they’ve spoken out against those who’ve tried to Godwin Darwin for their own agendas. They blasted Coral Ridge Ministries two years ago for doing pretty much the same thing that Expelled‘s doing now.

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  1. You can disagree about the connection between Darwinian ideology and the Holocaust, if you like,and speculate as to some kind of conspiracy to discredit the members of the scientific community who are opposed to ID (which is nonsense). But there is plenty of evidence for this connection. Consider the following: The Germany of Hitler’s day was steeped in social Darwinianism or eugenics (Eugenics is the application of Darwinian evolution to produce better offspring by improving the birthrate of the “fit” and reducing the birthrate of the less “fit”).Most Germans (scientiosts and church leaders included) considered it to be scientifically true. This was because, firstly, Darwin’s Origin of Species” had been translated in German in 1860, followed by his “Descent of Man” in 1875, in which Darwin showing himself to be a social Darwinist, speculated, “At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace the savage races throughout the world.” And their logical sequel, articles on eugenics, by Darwin’s cousin, Sir Francis Galton,had been translated into German by the early 1900s.
    Secondly, Ernst Haeckel, professor of Zoology at Jena University in Germany from 1865 to 1909, had become Darwin’s chief European apostle proclaiming the gospel of evolution. Haeckel’s infamous “gill slit” diagrams or embryological drawings supposedly recapitulating various stages of evolutionary development in the womb (i.e. fish, amphibian, etc.) are still featured in biology textbooks today, even though scientists have known for some time that they were forged (for documentation of this worst case of scientific fraud, see embryologist Dr. Michael Richardson’s photographs of the types of embryos that Haeckel used at the same stage of development).
    Thirdly, the German nation had been subjected for many years to the “God-is-dead” atheism of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), who believed that Darwinian evolution would eventually produce the “Ubermensch,” a superman race. In due course, Hitler became the chief promulgator of Darwinian racist views. All that is worst im “Mein Kampf” (My Struggle) is infested with evolutionary ideas as selection, survival of the fittest, extinction of the weak, superior race, mixing one’s blood, etc. As Richard Weikart, professor of modern European history at California State University points out: “Since Hitler viewed evolutionary progress as essentially good, he believed the highest good was to cooperate with it…If evolution produced the ends, the Darwinian mechanism suggested the means: increase the population of the “most fit” people to displace others in the struggle for existence.” This undoubtedly was the rationale behind the Natzi genetic engineering program, the “Lebensborn,” of which 10,000 children were born in Germany and 9000 in Norway between 1935 and 1945 to build up an Aryan “Master-race”, while the concentration camps dealt with the latter 11 million “useless eaters,” as authenticated and documented at the Nuremberg Trials.

    Comment by Rayburne F. Winsor — November 21, 2008 @ 5:37 pm

  2. Proponents of Darwinian Evolution, not surprisingly, would like us to believe that any supposed connection between Darwinian evolution and Nazi ideology or communist ideology is nonsense, but Dr. Jaroslav Joseph Havel, who has done pioneering work in plant ecology and taxonomy in Australia and New Guinea, and reforestation research in Indonesia and many other countries, would strongly disagree. He had a non-Christian upbringing during World War 11 in Czechoslovakia, where the schools were either controlled by the Nazis or by communists, neither of whom had any time for Christianity. Evolution was the only world view that was taught. As the war engulfed most of Europe, he observed that morals were regarded as relative. Sound familar? Even vengeance killing, he relates, was seen as a virtue, not a crime. In his own words, “I have lived under two regimes that used evolution as a basic doctrine and translated it into a political weapon that destroyed millions of human lives. I can’t see it as just academic.”
    Dr. Havel, whose life as a draftee into bomb disposal squads was considered
    expendable,poignantly explains: “Under the Nazis I was classified as half-human (Halbmensch) because I spoke Czech.” Further, when the Czech communists, as puppets of the Soviet Union, took over the government in 1948, he once again saw the “naked power of the state” manifest itself, this time in the incarceration in labor camps of all the non-cooerative who were labelled as “class enemies.” About such, he said, “It does not seem to occur to people that once they can be persuaded that they are just smart monkeys produced by chance through a struggle of survival, they can be pushed around by dictators much more easily than some one who believes he was created with an eternal soul.” Of course, it is no secret that Karl Marx so admired and revered Darwin that his desire was to dedicate a portion of “Das Kapital” to him. Marx saw in Darwinism the scientific and sociological support for an economic experiment that eclipsed even the carnage of Hitler’s Germany. But the implications of Darwinian Evolution do not end here. It can be clearly shown that early evolutionists were also racists and sexists. For example, in “The Descent of Man” Darwin speculated, “At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace the savage races throughout the world.” In the “Differences in the Mental Powers of the Two Sexes,” Darwin argued, “…the average mental power in man must be above that of a woman.” Of course, Darwin did not lay the groundwork for racism itself, which has been around for a long time, but it did make it seem plausibly scientific.
    Ideas have consequences. It is nonsense to claim that whether or not one believes he/she is just a meaningless, unplanned accident–a random collection of atoms and electrons (or created in the image of a Holy God, with a rational nature and a moral conscience or the ability to know right or wrong)is just academic and has no relevance or connection to this death culture in which we see the senseless, low regard for human life manifested in kids killing kids on our school grounds and the deplorable destruction of millions every year inside the womb by the abortion Holocaust. The evolutionist would have us believe that there is no connection between such evolutionary ideas and the unthinkable evils that they perpetrate–that the Nazis under Hitler and Communist regime(i.e. Stalin) responsible for mass extermination of millions of people, were simply dancing to their DNA.

    Comment by Ray — November 21, 2008 @ 7:48 pm

  3. Many apologists for Darwinism/ evolutionism, keen to break a link between evolutionism and Naziism/Communism, say, in effect, that all the bad things (eg. anti-Semitism) were due to Christianity, and the anti-Semitism in Christianity’s past. But what about Mao Tse Tung? He was a great admirer of Darwin, destroyed the valuing of human life, and went on to destroy 60/70m of his own people; and Christianity was in no way a facor in the Chinese past, or Chinese Communist mind.

    Comment by John Thomas — September 25, 2009 @ 8:14 am


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