Without a few words from our favourite evolution-denying, creationist-museum-pimping, Christocrazy extraordinaire Ken Ham. Hang on to your hats, boys and girls, Ken has written a book (no doubt in crayon) and it sounds like a keeper. Emphasis gleefully added by yours truly.
The founder of a popular Kentucky Christian museum that rejects evolution says in a new book that Darwin's theory fuels racism and genocide.
Ken Ham, who opened the Creation Museum last year, and co-author Charles Ware, president of Crossroads Bible College in Indianapolis, have written "Darwin's Plantation: Evolution's Racist Roots," arguing that the theory inspired the Nazi belief in racial superiority and the murderous policies of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin.
"What Darwinian evolution did I would say is provide what people thought was a scientific justification for separation of races," Ham said in an interview.
That is an amazing pile of bullshit, Ken. I suppose one can’t expect much more from a man who founded a museum that “treats the Bible's creation story as natural history and contends that evolution theory is wrong because it contradicts the Old Testament. The Creation Museum asserts that Earth is just a few thousand years old, dinosaurs coexisted with man and Adam and Eve were the first humans.” But it gets better.
In the new book, Ham says that Darwin's theory that natural selection caused gradual biological changes over time, puts some races "higher on the evolutionary scale" and others "closer to the apes."
"Although racism did not begin with Darwinism, Darwin did more than any person to popularize it," Ham writes. Ham further contends that the theory fanned the flames of "ethnic superiority."
"Stalin, Hitler and Mao were responsible for the deaths of tens of millions - and it can be shown they did this because of the influence of Darwinian naturalism...," Ham writes.
Well. Forget shoes ... this is going straight to the top of my birthday wish list.