Date November 28, 2011
__edited, Darwin to Hitler (book), Darwinian Theory, Hitler's Ethic (book), Mein Kampf, Nazism, response to criticism, scientific racism
Hitler & Darwin, pt. 1: Richard Weikart Responds to Recent Claims Against his Books
November 28, 2011
With David Boze
Guest Richard Weikart
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On this episode of ID The Future, the first of two on this topic, Discovery Institute fellow Dr. Richard Weikart discusses his response to critics of his work showing the links between Darwinian theory and Nazism. “It’s clear that he [Hitler] uses Darwinian terminology and concepts quite frequently, not only in
Mein Kampf but also in his second book and in many of the speeches…” Tune in to find out what Weikart’s critics are saying and how he refutes their claims.
Weikart is the author of two books on the subject:
and From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany . Hitler’s Ethic: The Nazi Pursuit of Evolutionary Progress
ALSO: Read Weikart’s detailed response on
Evolution News & Views to recent criticism of his books.
Photo by Nathan Jacobson, © Discovery Insitute (CC BY-SA 4.0) Senior Fellow, Center for Science and Culture Richard Weikart is Emeritus Professor of History, California State University, Stanislaus, and author of seven books, including From Darwin to Hitler, Hitler’s Ethic, The Death of Humanity, and Hitler’s Religion. His most recent book is Darwinian Racism: How Darwinism Influenced Hitler, Nazism, and White Nationalism (2022). His PhD dissertation, Socialist Darwinism, earned the biennial prize of the Forum for History of Human Sciences as best dissertation in that field. He has lectured at many universities and other venues in the US and Europe. He also has been interviewed on dozens of radio shows, podcasts, and TV, and appeared in seven documentaries, including Expelled. Some of his lectures and interviews are available on YouTube.