When man is reduced to a mere animal…

When man is reduced to a mere animal—when the force of one’s worldview logic demotes humans to mere biological machines—morality and human rights die and power is all that remains.

Greg Koukl, from The Story of Reality, kindle location 1021

The logic of his evolutionary thesis…

Darwin himself was driven by the logic of his evolutionary thesis to foreshadow eugenic science:

With savages, the weak in body or mind are soon eliminated; and those that survive commonly exhibit a vigorous state of health. We civilised men, on the other hand, do our utmost to check the process of elimination; we build asylums for the imbecile, the mamed, and the sick; we initiate poor laws; and our medical men exert their utmost skill to save … life…. Continue reading

If Darwinism is true…

If Darwinism is true, then there is no purpose or meaning to life, there is no morality, there’s no qualitative difference between humans and animals, there’s no life after death, and there’s no purpose to human history. Now, are you trying to tell me that it doesn’t really matter if people believe we evolved or not?

Greg  Koukl, from Does It Matter if We Evolved?, an article on str.org under Commentaries on Evolution

The most evolved of the “races of man”…

The book from which [John] Scopes taught was an approved school text called A Civic Biology by George Hunter. The [“orthodox”] story tells us that Scopes read his class chapter seventeen of Hunter’s book, which is said to be about Darwin and the Origin of Species. However, chapter seventeen is actually titled “Heredity, Variation, Plant and Animal Breeding” and, as befits a book of civic biology, is mainly about practical applications to farming. Indeed, the modern reader is surprised at how little this book has to say about Darwin. Continue reading

The consequences of a theory…

The gas chambers of Auschwitz were the ultimate consequence of the theory that man is nothing but the product of heredity and environment—or as the Nazis liked to say, “Of blood and Soil.” I’m absolutely convinced that the gas chambers of Auschwitz, Treblinka, and Maidanek were ultimately prepared not in some ministry or other of Berlin, but rather at the desks and in the lecture halls of nihilistic scientists and philosophers.

Viktor Frankl, a Holocaust survivor, quoted in When a Nation Forgets God by Erwin Lutzer, kindle location 68

Only the born weakling…

Only the born weakling can look upon this principle [of natural selection by the survival of the fittest in the struggle of life] as cruel, and if he does so it is merely because he is of a feebler nature and narrower mind…. [In order to prevent the inferior individuals from outnumbering the superior] a corrective measure in favour of the better quality must intervene. Nature supplies this by establishing rigorous conditions of life, to which the weaker will have to submit and will thereby be numerically restricted.

Adolf Hitler, quoted in Six Modern Myths About Christianity & Western Civilization by Philip Sampson, p. 68

Guinness records on mass killings…

Mass killings. China The greatest massacre ever imputed by the government of one sovereign nation against the government of another is that of 26.3 million Chinese during the regime of Mao Zedong between 1949 and May 1965. This accusation was made by an agency of the USSR government in a radio broadcast on 7 Apr. 1969. The broadcast broke down the figure into four periods: 2.8 million (1949-52); 3.5 million (1953-57); 6.7 million (1958-60); and 13.3 million (1961-May 1965). Continue reading