The Retard-o-tron™ really proved itself this morning. Its blaring sirens and flashing lights woke us up, and the blinking letters of its the wall display said WorldNetDaily.
As you know, WorldNetDaily (WND) is the flamingly creationist, absolutely execrable, moronic, and incurably crazed journalistic organ that believes in and enthusiastically promotes every conspiracy theory that ever existed. WND was an early winner of the Curmudgeon’s Buffoon Award, thus that jolly logo displayed above this post.
The Retard-o-tron™ had conveniently locked our computer onto this WND headline: Evolution to blame for murder of millions?
Lordy, lordy. Could we possibly read and then respond to yet another article on that nonsensical subject? We’ve been through it many times before, and you’ve been there with us. We’ll remind you of only two of the posts we’ve written on what is probably the sickest of all creationist delusions — yet they never stop repeating it because lies and insanity are all they’ve got.
Our first post on the subject, which links to many others, is Hitler and Darwin. In addition, see Discovery Institute: Hitler, Hitler, Hitler, Part V, which links to several more. In other words, the creationist mantra that Darwin = Hitler is pure garbage, promoted by maniacs and believed in by idiots. Okay, now let’s look at a few excerpts from the WND article — with a bit of bold font added for emphasis:
[What] really explains the Nazi capacity for murder? How could “regular people” slaughter children? What possessed – pun intended – Hitler’s willing executioners to butcher women and old men?
I think Jerry Bergman has figured it out.
Who is Jerry Bergman? Wikipedia has an entry for a man with that name, but we doubt he’s the author who has thrilled WND. The Wikipedia article says Bergmnan won a Nobel Prize for the invention of transistor, but we can’t find any confirmation of that anywhere. The man is a mystery.
Anyway, WND’s Jerry Bergman wrote this book: Hitler and the Nazi Darwinian worldview (Amazon listing). WND tells us about it:
The overall premise of naturalism – that everything in the universe is random and purposeless – is a damning indictment of the worst elements of Darwinian philosophy. This mindset has created everything from schoolyard bullies to the Third Reich. Bergman’s offers a devastating critique of Darwinian philosophy, and frankly, his profiles of Hitler and his henchmen are so riveting, you won’t be able to look away. Even though you want to.
Yeah, Darwinian philosophy. WND’s book review — and presumably the book itself — is so incredibly asinine that we’re not going to excerpt much. This comes from near the end:
Bergman points out that Hitler understood quite a bit of detail related to Darwinian philosophy: “In formulating his racial ideas, Hitler relied heavily on Darwinism, especially the elaborations by Darwin’s German disciples such as Professors Fritz Lenz and Ernst Haeckel. The ‘superior race’ belief was based on the theory of racial inequality within each species, a major presumption and requirement of Darwin’s original ‘survival of the fittest’ theory.”
That’s enough. That’s more than enough. The book is crazed, WND is crazed, and we’re outta here.
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