Since Darwin was a peaceable Victorian gentleman and naturalist, what connection could there be between him and Hitler and contemporary white nationalism?
It was the spring 1999, a Denver suburb. The day, April 20 — Hitler’s birthday. An 18-year-old white nationalist donned a shirt emblazoned “Natural Selection.”
To hear some tell it, Adolf Hitler was a Christian creationist who rejected Darwinian evolution.
When I was younger, my family lived next-door to a retired dentist named Max. Before entering dentistry, Max studied biology at UC Berkeley.
The authors imply that social Darwinism was a position taken by non-scientists who just didn’t understand the science.