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To: goodusername; Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Both the Nazis and the Soviets were hardcore revolutionary evolutionists. Marx and Engles were quite infatuated with Darwin’s work, as was Lenin. Granted, the Soviets briefly banned Darwinism in favor or another God-denying evolutionary theory during the reign of Stalin, but the Soviets restored Darwin to his rightful place of evo-atheist honor a decade or so after Stalin’s death.


22 posted on 11/03/2009 9:45:53 AM PST by GodGunsGuts
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To: GodGunsGuts

From the “article;”

— so the ultimate victor in the struggle for ethics was the martyr dying for the sake of something bigger.” That’s a twist.—

Hmmm,,, “That’s a twist.” ??? Sounds sort of familiar!

Remind you of anyone G-Cube?


24 posted on 11/03/2009 9:51:28 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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The merit of “2+2=4” does not depend on who proclaims it. It’s objective.


25 posted on 11/03/2009 9:52:27 AM PST by Behemoth the Cat
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To: GodGunsGuts

“Both the Nazis and the Soviets were hardcore revolutionary evolutionists.”

Horrors! I’m also reliably informed that both groups liked Chinese food and dancing the tango, so we should beware those affinity groups as well.


35 posted on 11/03/2009 11:12:52 AM PST by Buck W.
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To: GodGunsGuts

“Both the Nazis and the Soviets were hardcore revolutionary evolutionists.”

—You’ve already explained that by “revolutionary evolution” you’re talking about a theory of cultural change, so I’m not sure what your point is there.
It’s not even a social theory that’s analogous to Darwin’s theory of biological evolution: Revolutionary evolution says that change is predictable, as opposed to Darwinism, and that change occurs in huge sudden jumps, as opposed to Darwinism, etc.

“Marx and Engles were quite infatuated with Darwin’s work, as was Lenin.”

—We have many hundreds of articles, books, and letters from Marx, Engels, and Lenin spanning decades, and everything they have to say about Darwinism comprises of a few sentences that would fit on a post-it note. To say they were “infatuated” would seem to be a tad of a stretch.

“Granted, the Soviets briefly banned Darwinism in favor or another God-denying evolutionary theory during the reign of Stalin, but the Soviets restored Darwin to his rightful place of evo-atheist honor a decade or so after Stalin’s death.”

—More like they simply stopped persecuting Darwinism.


36 posted on 11/03/2009 11:16:55 AM PST by goodusername
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