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The full title of Darwin’s most famous work included some stark words: On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Darwin wasn’t the first to propose biological arguments for racism, but his works fueled the most ugly and deadly racism.
Hitler believed that people were engaged in a constant struggle for survival. The climax of history would be the survival of the fittest race—which he believed to be the “Aryan race.” Darwin’s theory, upon which those tyrants based their actions, was wrong.
In their efforts to rescue Darwin and evolution from its obvious racist implications, Desmond and Moore have tried to paint Darwin as the kindly humanitarian scientist. While their efforts are laudable, in the end their argument is not convincing, failing on several counts.
Racism is an ugly, hurtful scar across human history. But is racism the natural consequence of believing in Darwinian evolution?
Sir Arthur Keith was a British anthropologist, an atheistic evolutionist and an anti-Nazi, but he drew this chilling conclusion about Hitler.
Belief in human evolution: cause, co-conspirator, or cure for racism?
A recent book claims that Darwin’s hatred of slavery was foundational to his pursuit of his concepts of evolution. But what do Darwin’s words actually show?
Dr. David DeWitt examines the Darwinism–Nazism connection examined in Ben Stein’s new film Expelled.
I had seen the horrific impact of Nazis and had then experienced the similarly grim effect of Communism. Why was such enormous evil unleashed on so many people?
The recent passage of a resolution in the State of Louisiana (US) House of Representatives earned more notoriety for what it left out than for what it actually said.
A review of the writings of the founders of communism shows that the theory of evolution, especially as taught by Darwin, was critically important in the development of modern communism.
Leading Nazis, and early 1900 influential German biologists, revealed in their writings that Darwin’s theory and publications had a major influence upon Nazi race policies.
Many think that the idea of the evolution of man is a consequence of Darwin’s theories about the evolution of animals. However, the historical order actually runs the other way.
Charles Darwin visited the rugged land of Tierra del Fuego at the tip of South America.
One of the most fascinating stories about the effects of evolution on human relations is the story of Ota Benga, a pygmy who was put on display in a zoo.
A huge official volume on Technology in Australia, 1788–1988, has been taken to task in a well-respected science journal1 for incorrect inferences regarding Australia’s Aboriginal people.