People like Ben Stein.
Huh? Ben Stein? What?
Yeah. Stein is apparently an advocate of Intelligent Design. According to the Christian Post, Stein spoke at a recent news conference promoting a new film on Intelligent Design. There, the former speechwriter for presidents Nixon and Ford brought the crazy.
Stein pointed out that Darwinian teaching on natural selection and random mutation "led in a straight line to the holocaust and Nazism."I think this is nuts. Nothing I've ever learned about Darwin's teachings or the modern-day theory of evolution has advocated murder or has attempted to "baptize" murder "for the common good." Evolution is not eugenics, people!
Darwin said that there were certain species that were superior to other species and all were competing for scarce supplies of food or resources, Stein pointed out. But if there was a limited supply of basic resources, Darwinism taught that "you owe it to the superior race to kill the inferior race," he told reporters.
Darwinian evolutionary theory fueled Nazi idealism that felt gypsies, Eastern Europeans and others were competing with them for scarce basic resources, explained Stein.
I think Stein is committing a disservice to others who believe in Intelligent Design. I know quite a few advocates of Intelligent Design, but none of them have ever blamed the Holocaust on evolution. Stein's comments only besmirch Intelligent Design.
hat tip: Christian Post