Is belief in biblical creation growing in Germany? Is the future of German evolutionism kaput?
Consider this report from March of 2009 from the news organization The Locale:
Private schools run by conservative evangelical Christians – the flavour of faith associated in the United States with fundamentalist and creationist beliefs – are growing in number and prominence in Germany. Some 26,000 students attend about 80 evangelical schools (not to be confused with Germany’s mainstream Evangelisch Protestant churches). Half of these schools are represented by the new Association of Evangelical Schools, which advocates teaching creationism alongside evolution.The future of German Darwinism is kaput!
''The problem is very much underestimated in Germany,'' says Thomas Junker, a professor of history of science at the University of Tübingen. ''In Germany, most scientists and biologists have tried to ignore it … Only now we're realising that's not the best way.''
My German evolutionist friends, given your inability to satisfactorily answer the 15 questions for evolutionists of the Question Evolution! Campaign, I can understand your habitual ignoring of reality and engage in wishful thinking. But given that there were there were 1.39 births per woman in Germany in 2010 and that biblical creation believing evangelicals have more children than evolutionists and engage in more evangelizing, they are growing both in numbers and in prominence. See: Why are the years 2012 and 2020 key years for creationist and pro-lifers?
In addition, in 2013 the Question Evolution! book for middle school students is coming out and no doubt it will be translated into German. The Question Evolution! Campaign has already started to be translated into several languages (see: Afrikaans, Danish, Portuguese and Spanish). And German is one of the top 10 languages we want to translate the campaign into: Top 10 languages for turbocharging creation evangelism. Our Question Evolution! teams translating goals
German evolutionists, you might as well face it there are a number of indications and trends showing that Darwinism is going to be kaput in Germany! See: European creationism and Global creationism
The shameful past of German evolutionism
Evolutionism has a very shameful past n Germany.
Noted evolutionist Stephen Gould wrote concerning the German evolutionist Ernst Haeckel's work in a March 2000 issue of Natural History:
"Haeckel’s forceful, eminently comprehensible, if not always accurate, books appeared in all major languages and surely exerted more influence than the works of any other scientist, including Darwin…in convincing people throughout the world about the validity of evolution... Haeckel had exaggerated the similarities [between embryos of different species] by idealizations and omissions. He also, in some cases — in a procedure that can only be called fraudulent — simply copied the same figure over and over again.…Haeckel’s drawings never fooled expert embryologists, who recognized his fudgings right from the start. Haeckel’s drawings, despite their noted inaccuracies, entered into the most impenetrable and permanent of all quasi-scientific literatures: standard student textbooks of biology... Once ensconced in textbooks, misinformation becomes cocooned and effectively permanent, because…textbooks copy from previous texts.... [W]e do, I think, have the right to be both astonished and ashamed by the century of mindless recycling that has led to the persistence of these drawings in a large number, if not a majority, of modern textbooks!"Also, consider this:
Haeckel was the chief apostle of evolution in Germany.... His evolutionary racism; his call to the German people for racial purity and unflinching devotion to a "just" state; his belief that harsh, inexorable laws of evolution ruled human civilization and nature alike, conferring upon favored races the right to dominate others; the irrational mysticism that had always stood in strange communion with his brave words about objective science - all contributed to the rise of Nazism. - Stephen J. Gould, "Ontogeny and Phylogeny," Belknap Press: Cambridge MA, 1977, pp.77-78).
Adolf Hitler wrote this evolutionary racist material in his work Mein Kampf:
|If nature does not wish that weaker individuals should mate with the stronger, she wishes even less that a superior race should intermingle with an inferior one; because in such cases all her efforts, throughout hundreds of thousands of years, to establish an evolutionary higher stage of being, may thus be rendered futile.|
Hitler also wrote in Mein Kampf:
|The stronger must dominate and not blend with the weaker, thus sacrificing his own greatness. Only the born weakling can view this as cruel, but he, after all, is only a weak and limited man; for if this law did not prevail, any conceivable higher development (Hoherentwicklung) of organic living beings would be unthinkable.|
Dr. Robert E.D. Clark wrote:
Adolf Hitler’s mind was captivated by evolutionary teaching — probably since the time he was a boy. Evolutionary ideas — quite undisguised — lie at the basis of all that is worst in Mein Kampf — and in his public speeches.
Richard Hickman, in his work Biocreation, wrote:
It is perhaps no coincidence that Adolf Hitler was a firm believer in and preacher of evolutionism. Whatever the deeper, profound, complexities of his psychosis, it is certain that [the concept of struggle was important for]. . . his book, Mein Kampf clearly set forth a number of evolutionary ideas, particularly those emphasizing struggle, survival of the fittest and extermination of the weak to produce a better society
Noted evolutionary anthropologists Sir Arthur Keith conceded this regarding the evolutionary racist Adolf Hitler:
The German Fuhrer, as I have consistently maintained, is an evolutionist; he has consciously sought to make the practices of Germany conform to the theory of evolution.
Josef Mengele, Darwinism and abortion
Josef Mengele was an evolutionist monster in Nazi Germany who fully bought into evolutionary racism of Hitler's Germany which promoted the idea of the so-called "German master race".
Marl Ambler states:
Josef Mengele, the infamous race scientist at Auschwitz, studied at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute which had been renamed the Eugen Fischer Institute (p. 310). The Director of the institute was a close associate of Fischer, and Mengele had been a student of his at Frankfurt University’s Third Reich Institute of Hereditary Biology and Race Hygiene (p. 309). There are many other connections highlighted in the book between the colonial race scientists and later Nazi race science.Paul G. Humbler wrote about Mengele and his pro-abortion views:
Many people today do not seem to realize that the same poisonous philosophy (evolutionism) that justified killing under Hitler has also infected the American abortion mentality.Articles on abortion
According to documents released as recently as February 10, 1992, "Joseph Mengele, the Auschwitz death-camp doctor known as the 'Angel of Death' for his experiments on inmates, practiced medicine in Buenos Aires for several years in the 1950s. He 'had a reputation as a specialist in abortions,' which were illegal." It should not be surprising that one who extinguished life at Auschwitz would practice a similar grisly crusade on life in the womb.
- Antidote to abortion arguments
- ‘Hooray for eugenics!’
- Darwin was a social Darwinist
- Life—a gift from God
Nazism and Communism
- The blood-stained ‘century of evolution’ (available in Polish)
- The Darwin—Hitler connection
- The Darwinian foundation of communism
- Eugenics & death of the defenceless: The legacy of Darwin’s cousin Galton
Was Hitler a Christian?
- Nazis planned to exterminate Christianity (available in Spanish)
- Anti-creationist slanders are back-to-front
How are Communism and Nazism based upon evolutionary thinking?
- The Holocaust and evolution
- Darwinism and the Nazi race Holocaust
- Stalin: from choir boy to communist butcher
- The Darwinian roots of the Nazi tree
- Reinforcing the Darwin-Hitler connection
- The Darwin/Trotsky connection
- Stalin’s ape-man superwarriors
- A tale of four countries
- The BBC TV series Darwin’s Dangerous Idea
- The Darwinian roots of the Nazi legal system
- Herero Genocide
- Namibian genocide—a precursor of the Holocaust
What is the connection between Darwinism and eugenics?
- Dawkins and Eugenics
- America’s evolutionists: Hitler’s inspiration? (available in Russian)
- ‘Hooray for eugenics!’: How American Bible-rejecting churches supported Nazi-like policies
- The Lies of Lynchburg
- Darwin and eugenics: Darwin was indeed a ‘Social Darwinist’
- Darwinism and World War One
- Birth control leader Margaret Sanger: Darwinist, racist and eugenicist
Related Q&A pages
Question Evolution! Campaign
15 questions for evolutionists
Responses to the 15 Questions: part 1 - Questions 1-3
Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 4–8
Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 9-15
Other related resources
Atheism, agnosticism and humanism: Godless religions
Evidence for Christianity
More evidence for Christianity
Creation Ministries International Question Evolution! Videos