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Darwin and Hitler—Cause and Effect
AUDIO BROADCAST: Darwin and Hitler - Cause and Effect
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Dr. Alan Cairns

"Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" is a feature-length documentary film produced by Ben Stein, an economist, lawyer, university lecturer, speech writer for two Presidents and a well known movie and TV actor. It is a film about researchers, professors, and academics who claim to have been marginalized, silenced, or threatened with academic expulsion because of their challenges to some or all parts of Darwin's theory of evolution. It has become a box office success. Indeed it is one of the most successful documentaries ever produced. A major part of the film explores and traces the roots of Darwinism, and its relation to the genocidal policies of some of the major tyrants of the 20th century. It particularly explores the links between Darwinism and the policies of Adolf Hitler.

According to Coral Ridge Ministries, one of the largest Christian media ministries in the nation, the link between Darwin and Hitler has been historically proven time and time again. In 2006, Coral Ridge Ministries produced its own documentary on the subject titled, "Darwin's Deadly Legacy." Jerry Newcombe, co-producer of the film, said "Expelled" brought up a fresh examination of the facts-namely that Darwinism, and later, through its racially charged forms of social Darwinism advocating the extermination of "inferior" races, provided Hitler with the springs to launch the most horrific genocide known to man. "The ideas of Charles Darwin helped fuel the Nazi killing machine, which took the lives of some 10-15 million people," Newcombe stated.  According to Richard Weikart, author of From Darwin to Hitler and a featured guest on the Coral Ridge Ministries' television special,  "Among German historians, there's really not much debate about whether or not Hitler was a social Darwinist. He clearly was drawing on Darwinian ideas. It drove pretty much everything that he did. It was not just a peripheral part of his ideology." Weikart added that Darwinism was extremely influential throughout German academia during the period and Hitler drew "on what many other scholars, biologists, and geneticists in Germany were preaching and teaching in the early twentieth century."

Coral Ridge Ministries also cited the words of their late founder and host of "Darwin's Deadly Legacy," Dr. D. James Kennedy, to illustrate the enduring connection between Hitler and Darwinism. In 2006, Kennedy said, "We have had nearly 150 years of the theory of Darwinian evolution. And what has it brought us - whether Darwin intended it or not? Millions of deaths, the destruction of those deemed ‘inferior,' the devaluing of human life, and increasing hopelessness. Darwin's legacy has been deadly indeed."

And yet this is the theory that has gained control of major sections of our educational system. All around us we are seeing the devastation caused by the godless philosophy of Darwinism. Never for a moment forget that that is exactly what evolutionism is-a godless philosophy. It passes itself off as scientific but it is far more philosophy than science. Proof of that is the hysterical denunciations that rattle around the hallowed halls of academia when a scientist-no matter how eminent-dares to point out that there are evidences of design in nature that cannot be explained by Darwinism. But design means a Designer and that is a thought that evolutionary philosophers hate and will oppose, whatever the cost to society. Ben Stein has done a good job in exposing their agenda. We must keep up the pressure and call on our political leaders to break the "closed shop" that Darwinists have set up in our schools and colleges.

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