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Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Come on and do the 'planetary bacilli’: get up and dance to the music of blind pitiless indifference!

Which famous evolutionist said this?

“The life of the individual should not be given such a high value. A fly lays a million eggs; they all die. But flies survive.”

It could easily be William Provine, Professor of the History of Science at Cornell University who claims:

"If modern evolutionary biology is true, then all these lofty desires"–such as "the existence of a personal god, free will, life after death, immutable moral laws, and ultimate meaning in life"–are "hopeless."

Declaring instead that:

"we’re produced by a process that gives not one damn about us. It simply plops us here as humans on the earth the same way it does chimpanzees or gorillas or the AIDS virus or anything else."

Perhaps it was Richard Dawkins who maintains:

“The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference. … DNA neither knows nor cares. DNA just is. And we dance to its music”.

Or perhaps Edward O. Wilson who wrote:
“No species, ours included, possesses a purpose beyond the imperatives created by its genetic history”.

Or George Gaylord Simpson who asserted:
“Man is the result of a purposeless and natural process that did not have him in mind”.

Perhaps, but no.

It was a man whose “brutal social Darwinism [held that] human beings are no different from flies – mere ‘planetary bacilli’ - and both are helpless victims of the cruel laws of nature.”

His name? Adolf Hitler.

4:51:00 pm