Godwin’s Law infamously predicts that as any Internet discussion continues, the probability that Hitler will be mentioned approaches 100%. I’ve wondered about this. Both Stalin and Mao murdered many more people than he did, so why does Hitler hold this uniquely dishonorably honor? It might be because the German horror strikes closer to home for […]
This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Pennock, Monton, Matzke, Luskin The estimable Nick Matzke has raised the issue here again whether we can appropriately draw any causal linkage from Darwin to Hitler or Nazism. He suggests that to make that connection is not only historically inaccurate but morally opprobrious. Some of […]
The source of this quote is likely to surprise you, both the place (and time–be sure you notice that!) where it appeared, and also who said it: “Being a lover of freedom, when the revolution came in Germany, I looked to the universities to defend it, knowing that they had always boasted of their devotion […]
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Darwin to Hitler? Before now, the one topic that has drawn forth the most anger on this blog has been homosexuality. Not any more. About 2 1/2 weeks ago I wrote about why the Darwin-Hitler link is so sensitive. I’ve been learning, since then, just […]
Dembski asked this question rhetorically. It would help to consider some actual answers anyway. I propose four of them here.