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Old 08-05-2006, 12:33 AM   #47
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Originally Posted by Dagobahn Eagle
National Socialism and Darwinism led to the slaughter of Jews, homosexuals, and Gypsies. Atheism did not.
Darwinism had nothing to do with the holocaust. Darwinism states, simply, that life evolved by means of natural selection. The "survival of the fittest" fallacy that is often applied by the less enlightened is *not* Darwinian. Being the strongest, fastest, best looking, etc. don't necessarily imply fitness. Fitness is the ability of an organism to maximize its niche and adapt when the niche changes.

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