Weasel Woman Links Darwin To Hitler On TV
by blues, Sat Aug 19, 2006 at 03:36:20 PM EDT
Published: Saturday August 19, 2006
An upcoming television special produced by a Christian broadcaster that features conservative pundit Ann Coulter links Charles Darwin to Adolf Hitler, RAW STORY has learned.
"Author and Christian broadcaster Dr. D. James Kennedy connects the dots between Charles Darwin and Adolf Hitler in Darwin's Deadly Legacy, a groundbreaking inquiry into Darwin's chilling social impact," announces a press release issued by Coral Ridge Ministries. "The new television documentary airs nationwide on August 26 and 27 on The Coral Ridge Hour."
"To put it simply, no Darwin, no Hitler," says Dr. Kennedy. "Hitler tried to speed up evolution, to help it along, and millions suffered and died in unspeakable ways because of it."
First of all, let's disambiguate evolution from Darwinism. Darwin did not "discover" the concept of evolution. It was in the air long before Mr. Darwin glommed onto it. I do not look at it as a theory, but merely a concept. That is because I tend to use relatively strict definitions for terms like "theory." A theory is (you will not find this in Webster's) a set of interactive concepts concerning a large- scale natural system. That is what we really mean when we speak of a "theory." (Yes, what we mean when we speak can be at variance with what we find in a dictionary, language being what it truly is.) It's just a mere concept, nowhere as big a deal as an actual theory. Like a theory, a concept can be either apt or wrong. Evolution is an apt concept.
So what did Mr. Darwin have to do with it? Well, in his day, he was almost as rich as Bill Gates. However, instead of founding a giant software company (various historical factors intervened), he went on, essentially, a very, very, extended vacation. He traveled all over the earth, gathering evidence for the concept of evolution. This sort of thing is still going on today; an assortment of rich people fly around the globe in search of everything from Atlantis to rare orchids.
Was "Darwinism" a concept or a theory? Answer: I would describe it as neither. I would call it an "agenda." An agenda is a set of concepts, possibly including an actual theory, that serves as the basis for some social activity. Was Darwinism a good agenda or an evil agenda? Answer: It was evil as hell! Did it have anything to do with "social Darwinism" or Hitler? Answer: You could define "social Darwinism" in a number of ways, but YES!!! -- Darwin probably led to Hitler. In fact, Darwin's agenda was distinctly fascist. Of course, this does not in any way imply that the concept of evolution has anything to do with Hitler.
So, anyway, after all this time goes by, we have Ann Weasel Woman pretending to defend "Christianity," of all things, from fascist Darwinism. My problem with this is that you could, in all reality, "link" Darwinism with Corporatism (fascism, folks), and then "link" that with Hitler, and then "link" that with... Weasel Woman herself! (So Hitler turns out to be the missing link -- or maybe Weasel Woman turns out to be the missing "link" at the end.)
In any event, it's not smart to mess with mother nature. In more ways than one, as they say.