James Kennedy, the controversial pastor of Coral Ridge Ministries has produced a film that "demonstrates" the Third Reich used sound science when they culled the human race. Or did it make the same mistakes as Kennedy and friends? Did the Thrid Reich murder its own citizens because of the Theory of Natural Selection or did it attempt to force select in an unscientific and grisly attempt at wish fulfilment?
Here is a story on it.
Hosted by Kennedy, "Darwin's Deadly Legacy" (website) features Ann Coulter, author of "Godless"; Richard Weikart, author of "From Darwin to Hitler"; Lee Strobel, author of "The Case for a Creator"; Jonathan Wells, author of "Icons of Evolution"; Phillip Johnson, author of "Darwin on Trial"; Michael Behe, author of "Darwin's Black Box"; and Ian Taylor, author of "In the Minds of Men."
According to the CRM website, the accompanying book was written by Tom DeRosa, Executive Director of the Creation Studies Institute -- "Reaching the World with the Truths of creation" (website) -- (an outreach of Coral Ridge Ministries), and it "explains how Hitler tried to use genocide to speed up evolution and reveals how the American eugenics movement is likewise indebted to Darwin."
The best thing is that Behe is there with Coulter. Coulter explains she never paid attention in biology class and doesn't understand Natural Selection. Since nobody likes her anymore, her cooties should rub off on Behe. We should thank Kennedy for doing this for the American public.
For those of you who may not have taken high school biology, there is no connection between Darwin and the Eugenics movement. Charles Darwin authored the theory of Natural Selection. Don't forget that. The part about cooties was just for fun.
Eugenics is Artificial Selection. The eugenics that these guys are talking about was a kind of Linean sort of thing if I may be forgiven for using his name.
If anybody is the heir to the eugenics movement today, it is people who are strongly attached to the measurement of general intelligence. The inheritance of intelligence and racial influences on it are the hallmark of the tendency to pigeonhole people.
Reverend Kennedy wants to take back America for a certain group of morally superior people. I suggest that he is far more Hitler's heir than the people he, Behe, and Coulter attack.