How Good Is Ruse’s History?

[Editor’s Note: Historian Richard Weikart is featured prominently in the just-released DVD, “What Hath Darwin Wrought?” exploring the painful history of Social Darwinism in Germany and America from the twentieth century to the present. To purchase a copy or find out more information about this documentary, visit] Earlier this summer, philosopher Michael Ruse wrote […]

Richard Weikart Responds to Larry Arnhart’s Review of Hitler’s Ethic

The first review of my book, Hitler’s Ethic: The Nazi Pursuit of Evolutionary Progress, has appeared. Larry Arnhart, professor of Political Science, Northern Illinois University, author of Darwinian Natural Right: The Biological Ethics of Human Nature, posted a perceptive review to his blogsite. He provides a good summary of the book, and then offers the […]

Are Francis Collins, Ken Miller, and Simon Conway Morris Creationists?

Of course not, as we all know. But someone forgot to tell Hector Avalos, a critic of my role in the movie “Expelled.” In a radio debate with me on WHO in Des Moines this morning, Avalos (religion professor at Iowa State University) claimed that Hitler was a creationist. I objected to this ridiculous claim. […]