Thursday, December 17, 2009

Nazi Darwinism



"The deepest and ultimate reason for the decline of the old Reich lay in its failure to recognize the racial problem and its importance for the historical evolution of peoples. For events in the lives of peoples are not expressions of chance, but processes related to the self-preservation and propagation of the species and the race and subject to the laws of Nature, even if people are not conscious of the inner reason for their actions." -- Adolf Hitler, Führer, 1925

"... struggle is always a means for improving a species' health and power of resistance and, therefore, a cause of its higher evolution. If the process were different, all further evolution would cease and the opposite would occur." -- Adolf Hitler, Führer, 1925

"National Socialism is nothing but applied biology." -- Rudolph Hess, Deputy Führer, 1934

"National Socialism is applied biology." -- Hans Schemm, Nazi Education Minister and president of the Nazi Teacher's Association, 1935

"Darwin would be astounded at the progress we're going to make in one year as we move the human race forward." -- Reinhard Heydrich, Chief of Police, January 20th 1942

"Eugenics is applied Darwinism." -- Ann Coulter, author, August 26th 2006

Adolf Hitler named his book My Struggle (1925) after Charles Darwin's book title The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life (1859).



13 comments:

KV said...

OIM

Correction to your beamfucked state:

The full title was On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

Interpret as you want, but do not lie, you Nazi Jew.

Jeffery Keown said...

First of all, as has already been established courtesy of searching through Mein Kampf in detail, Hitler's assorted eructations on nature reproduce well-known creationist canards, including the static species fallacy, and Hitler also asserted that fertile, viable hybrids were inpossible, which is manifestly refuted by this scientific paper (among many others):

Speciation By Hybridisation In Heliconius Butterflies, by Jesús Mavárez, Camilo A. Salazar, Eldredge Bermingham, Christian Salcedo, Chris D. Jiggins and Mauricio Linares, Nature, 441: 868-871 (15th June 2006)

Also, even an elementary search of Mein Kampf reveals the following statistics. The number of instances of key words are as follows:

"Darwin" : ZERO

"Almighty" : 6

"God" : 37

"Creator" : 8

Hitler was inspired by the anti-Semitic ravings of one Lanz von Liebenfels, who was a defrocked monk, and whose magnum opus bore the Pythonesque title of Theozoology, Or The Account Of The Sodomite Apelings And The Divine Electron. This was in effect a warped Biblical exegesis, which rewrites the Crucifixion story, and also contains a mediaeval bestiary replete with instances of Liebenfels' florid imagination.

Additionally, the Nazis placed textbooks on evolutionary biology on their list of seditious books to be burned, as illustrated nicely here, where we learn that in 1935, Nazi guidelines with respect to seditious books included:

6. Schriften weltanschaulichen und lebenskundlichen Charakters, deren Inhalt die falsche naturwissenschaftliche Aufklärung eines primitiven Darwinismus und Monismus ist (Häckel).

Translated into English, this reads:

Writings of a philosophical and social nature whose content deals with the false scientific enlightenment of primitive Darwinism and Monism (Häckel)

The evidence is therefore conclusive. Nazism was not inspired by evolution, and indeed, much of Hitler's own writings are creationist in tone. The Nazis destroyed evolutionary textbooks as seditious (much as modern day creationists would love to), and the Nazi view of the biosphere is wholly at variance with genuine evolutionary theory, involving fatuous views of race "purification" by the establishment of monocultures that are the very antithesis of genuine evolutionary thought, which relies upon genetic diversity.

Jeffery Keown said...

Of course, it goes without saying that no matter what use a science is put to, the reality of that science is not based on its use.

Translated from the Jeffspeak:

Even if Hitler were a Darwinist (whatever that means), it would not have an effect on the truth of evolutionary processes.

Eugenics is an ugly mis-informed science. It is not based on Darwinism at all, but on Artificial Selection.

OilIsMastery said...

Jeffery,

How many times does the word Jesus appear in Mein Kampf?

Zero.

How many times does the word evolution appear in Mein Kampf?

26 times in one chapter alone.

Darwin's entire argument for natural selection is based upon the observation of domestic selection, in Darwin's case pigeon breeding.

Jeffery Keown said...

Hitler showed no knowledge of Darwinian evolution or natural selection. Nowhere in Mein Kampf does he mention Darwin, natural-selection or even the word "evolution" (in the context of natural selection).

Jeffery Keown said...

I'd still like to know what this has to do with the reality of the process of evolution? It's a fact... a hard cold fact.

You not buying it, or Hitler buying it means nothing.

So tell me, what does the argumentum ad hitlerum really mean?

OilIsMastery said...

Jeffery,

"Hitler showed no knowledge of Darwinian evolution or natural selection."

I think that is one of the most ignorant and illiterate things I have ever read in my life.

"The deepest and ultimate reason for the decline of the old Reich lay in its failure to recognize the racial problem and its importance for the historical evolution of peoples. For events in the lives of peoples are not expressions of chance, but processes related to the self-preservation and propagation of the species and the race and subject to the laws of Nature, even if people are not conscious of the inner reason for their actions." -- Adolf Hitler, Führer, 1925

"... struggle is always a means for improving a species' health and power of resistance and, therefore, a cause of its higher evolution. If the process were different, all further evolution would cease and the opposite would occur." -- Adolf Hitler, Führer, 1925

Jeffery Keown said...

Answer my question. How does this affect the process of evolution? Evil things have been done in religion's name... does this invalidate God? (or ET?)

You're just stirring up trouble. The actual science of evolution isn't invalidated by who does what with it.

If anything, it suggests that any science based on it (um... all of biology and most medicine) be used with caution, lest folks get the wrong idea.

My prediction is this: You will not answer me, you'll let a few more comments pass by and then you'll more on, ignoring that this thread ever existed.

Jeffery Keown said...

Ha... More on... I meant move on...

Freudian slip, methinks.

Louis Hissink said...

KV

A Nazi Jew - that's an oxymoron.

Louis Hissink said...

OIM.

seems you have struck a very raw nerve. I did not know Heydrich or Hess made those comments. But then perhaps as closet Fabians, a few Fabian slips?

Good work.

Arie Sheyn said...

http://marxwords.blogspot.com/

Hitler always sounds like a Marx rip off.

Coincidentally,Marx LOVED Darwin.

Nazi Jew? Shak li ba-tachat, mefager faygala.

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