Podcast with Dr. Richard Weikart on Link Between Darwinism and Racism
The founders said that “all men are created equal” and are “endowed by their Creator” with our rights. America hasn’t always lived up to that. But we’ve made great strides. In contrast to the Christian worldview which helped give birth to America is the pagan view of man, which views us the mere products of time and chance. A clear example is that of the view that was in practice in Nazi Germany.
The Discovery Institute writes: “To hear some tell it, Adolf Hitler was a Christian creationist who rejected Darwinian evolution. Award-winning historian Richard Weikart shows otherwise. According to Weikart, Darwinian evolution crucially influenced Hitler and the Nazis, and the Nazis zealously propagated evolutionary theory during the Third Reich. Inspired by arguments from both Darwin and early Darwinists, the Nazis viewed the ‘Nordic race’ as superior to other races and set about advancing human evolution by ridding the world of ‘inferior’ races and individuals. As Weikart also shows, these ideas circulate today among white nationalists and neo-Nazis, who routinely use Darwinian theory in their propaganda to advance a racist agenda. Darwinian Racism is careful history. It is also a wake-up call.” Dr. Richard Weikart, author of the new book, Darwinian Racism, joins Jerry Newcombe to discuss Darwin’s contributions to the Holocaust. www.discovery.org/b/darwinian-racism and www.darwintohitler.com
Dr. Richard Weikart