19 MAY 2011 by ideonexus

 Hitler Wasn't Inspired by Darwin

The popular canard about Hitler being inspired by Darwin comes partly from the fact that both Hitler and Darwin were impressed by something that everybody has known for centuries: you can breed animals for desired qualities. Hitler aspired to turn this common knowledge to the human species. Darwin didn't. His inspiration took him in a much more interesting and original direction. Darwin's great insight was that you don't need a breeding agent at all: nature - raw survival or differential repr...
Folksonomies: politics history evolution
Folksonomies: politics history evolution
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...but by the science of breeding.