There's an old expression in law.
If you can't win on the law, pound the facts. If you can't win on the facts, pound the law. If both the facts and law are against you , pound the table."
The DI, having lost on both the facts and the law, now pounds the table by linking evolution to Nazis, a favorite DI stunt when they get caught with no facts.
I've actually exchanged emails with Casey Luskin on this issue. (scroll down)
He complained about uncivil behavior of scientists opposed to ID and claimed that ID proponents were above that. I gently referred him to Phillip Johnson’s article from Touchstone Magazine July/August 2004:
Dr. Goebbels would have been impressed to see what propaganda can accomplish even in a democracy, where citizens are legally free to protest. If a cultural elite has sufficient control of the news media and the textbooks, it can marginalize disfavored opinions by confining them in categories that effectively label them as unworthy of serious consideration.
This discussion took place on the opposite page of an open oven door at Auschwitz. Yeah, those Nazis really took to evolution, didn't they?
In fact they took to evolution so well, they engraved "Darwin mit uns” on their belt buckles.
Oh, that's God, not Darwin on the Belt Buckle? “Never mind.”
Here's some more photographs showing the Darwinian influence on the Nazis:
large Christian denomination myself. Unfortunately the vast majority of Christian religious leaders did not unequivocally condemn the Nazi anti-Semitism.
It's very plain that the Nazi holocaust was inspired and fueled by nearly 1900 years of Christian anti-Semitism, not by any serious implementation of evolution.
This is not to say that Christianity should be abolished. I happen to belong to a
One notable exception to the general rule was a Christian who was not part of a mainstream Christian denomination, and I readily acknowledge individual Christians who did the right thing often at the sacrifice of their own lives.
Nevertheless, any attempt to minimize Christian anti-Semitism as the fundamental root of the holocaust is simply a form of holocaust denial. Mr. Luskin should review the DI civility guidelines, again. Start by putting a moratorium on the Nazi comparisons. Visit Orac’s site for holocaust denial links.