Sunday, June 14, 2009

Hitler was a creationist

Creationists like to say that evolution is wrong because they say that Hitler used evolution to promote his evil agenda. But Hitler was actually a creationist.

Hitler had many of his informal and private conversations tape recorded. These have been transcribed and compiled into a book titled "Hitler's Table Talk". In that book it isrecorded that for the night of July 25th, 1942,into the morning of the 26th (the exact time ofeach individual statement was not noted) Hitler said this:

"From where do we get the right to believe, that from the very beginning Man was not what he is today? Looking at Nature tells us, that in the realm of plants and animals changes and developments happen. But nowhere inside a kind shows such a development as the breadth of the jump, as Man must supposedly have made, if he has developed from an ape-like state to what he is today."

Note that while Hitler seems to support a sort of micro-evolution in plants and non-human animals, he clearly says that he believes that Man had not changed or evolved over time. Hitler also clearly states that he believes that man has not "developed from an ape-like state". Also note that he even used the creationist word "kind" in this statement.

If the identity of the author of these words was hidden, this statement would look completely appropriate on the Answers in Genesis web site.

Hitler was a politician and, of course, he was Adolf Hitler - arguably the worst person who ever lived. So anything he said in public probably shouldn't be trusted.

But this was a private conversation. While he knew that it was being recorded, he had complete control over what was made public and what wasn't. There was, therefore, no reason whatsoever for him to lie in this context

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