The former Growing Pains star, who has gone full-blown creationist now that the plum roles are no longer coming his way, has teamed up with other anti-evolutionists in what he imagines to be a clever ploy to teach people about how bad evolutionary science is:
The ‘Growing Pains’ alum released a video last week announcing that on Nov. 19, he and other Creationist activists will distribute a special ‘Species’ [Darwin’s Origin of Species] with a 50-page intro that slams evolution and paints Darwin as both racist and misogynistic and explicitly highlights “Adolph Hitler’s undeniable connection to the theory.”
Man, Hitler hasn’t had this much airplay since the days of Hitler. Seriously, can we STOP it with the Hitler already?!? (By the way, Obama is in Denmark today pushing for the Olympics to come to Chicago. And you know who else hosted the Olympics? Hitler!!!)
But Kirk’s logic is laughably fallacious. I’m not saying Darwin was/wasn’t racist and misogynistic — I honestly have no idea — but assuming he was, what does that mean? It means nothing. If the Grandwizard of the KKK said that “2+2=4”, he’s still correct, isn’t he, regardless of his racist views? Or do we reject math?
And sure. Hitler believed in a “superior race” which was rather loosely based on “survival of the fittest” — a concept coined and popularized by Darwin. But Hitler’s “undeniable connection” to evolution means that evolution is… what, exactly? It only means that he bastardized and corrupted the work of Darwin, at worst.
By the way, Kirk, what about Hitler’s “connection” to Christianity? From Mein Kampf, here’s what Hitler said about the Jewish person:
“His life is only of this world, and his spirit is inwardly as alien to true Christianity as his nature two thousand years previous was to the great founder of the new doctrine… Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.”
So maybe other people should go around on November 19 passing around Bibles on college campuses, complete with a 50-page introduction discussing the apostles’ support of slavery and Hitler’s undeniable connection to Christianity.
UPDATE: Love this…