Our difficulty in finding “good” creationist nonsense to blog about is also echoed by the creationist websites. They’re so desperate for material that they post stuff like this: Gypsies Massacred as Part of the Darwinian Eugenic Holocaust.
We found it at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), the creationist ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. This one was written by Jerry Bergman, whom we introduced two years ago by writing ICR Has a New Creation Scientist.
There’s really not much to say about Bergman’s article, so we won’t say much or quote much from it. It begins with an “Abstract,” as if it were some kind of serious research paper. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
The Gypsies, along with the Jews, were a major target of the Holocaust due to claims that they were both inferior races. Attempts to apply Darwinian eugenics were part of the Nazi effort to produce a superior race in Germany. The Gypsies have largely been ignored by scholars and others until recently. At least a dozen academic studies and four books have now been dedicated to document their experience during World War II. Hitler was not behind the genocide of Gypsies, nor was he concerned about them; the academic “race scientists” planned and orchestrated their genocide.
Whether Hitler was personally involved is essentially irrelevant. We’re far more concerned with the claim that such barbaric behavior applied “Darwinian eugenics.” In response to endless creationist claims about that, we debunked the whole thing and wrote Hitler and Darwin. To further debunk it we wrote Hitler, Darwin, and … Winston Churchill? — because unlike Hitler, Churchill actually did read Darwin.
Here’s one more paragraph from Bergman’s “abstract”:
The Gypsies’ case illustrates a major result of rejecting the Genesis teaching that all men are descendants of the original created pair of humans, and instead Nazi ideology classified people groups on a superior-inferior ranking. As documented in this brief review, the evil this worldview caused, even to a relatively small group, was enormous.
Yeah, according to Hambo’s creation scientists, the Nazis ignored the bible and followed the teachings of Darwin instead. We’re not going to spend any more time on this clunker. Instead, we’re declaring this post to be an Intellectual Free-Fire Zone.
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