I have watched over the years Richard Dawkins, an adult with a degree in science presenting himself in front of the world with bravado as being a man of reason and clear thinking, and yet making the most irrational claims ever produced by a “science communicator.” Nothing surpasses though the one he came up with in his 2009 book The Greatest Show on Earth. He writes there, “The evidence for evolution is at least as strong as the evidence for the Holocaust, even allowing for eye witnesses to the Holocaust.”
“Is that some sort of cruel joke? The evidence for Darwin’s account of evolution and, more so, its controversial mechanism of natural selection is a matter of inference, no matter how strong you think the inference is. The evidence for the Holocaust includes countless eye-witness accounts — a very different and superior order of evidence.”
Baffled by the fact that certain people would not listen to Dawkins' words of wisdom and that they refused to go to a museum to see with their own eyes the evidence for evolution (Did she ever do that? Did she see it?), evidence otherwise utterly missing, as she showers the reader with a plethora of irrelevant when not inept comments she was not about to forget to mention, and one sense a tinge of admiration there, Dawkins making the absurd comparison between evidence for evolution and evidence for Holocaust. For her, this is what the Great Dawkins is all about, a super-intelligent master of argumentation scolding wicked pupils who for some unfathomable reasons refuse to embrace his “evolution is fact” mantra.
“Life on Earth is not the result of a series of miracles performed by a divine god-creator and is definitely not the product of bio-parts and organs being added to existing species during an alleged chance evolutionary process supervised by a Lady Natural Selection who was turning rabbits into lions.” - A Time of Change
Leaving no doubts he was aware he could no longer get away with promoting the usual false pro-evolution arguments, and probably disgusted with the poll numbers showing that very few people are falling for his hard selling of the theory of evolution, in his 2009 book the former Charles Simony Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford loses, again, his cool and calls everyone who does not embrace his views “history-deniers,” individuals who are “worse than ignorant” and “deluded to the point of perversity” to whom he could demonstrate evolution is a fact “beyond sane, informed, intelligent doubt.” As Nicholas Wade puts it in his New York Times review, “This is not the language of science, or civility.”
“The significance of Rassenhygiene [racial hygiene] did not become evident to all aware Germans until the political activity of Adolf Hitler, and only through his work has our 30-year long dream of translating Rassenhygiene into action finally become a reality.”
“Whoever is not physically or mentally fit must not pass on his defects to his children. The state must take care [ensure] that only the fit produce children. Conversely, it must be regarded as reprehensible to withhold healthy children from the state.”
Francis Galton developed the concept of eugenics in the 1860s and 1870s. His passion for this pseudo-science was a direct result of the influence exerted on him by recently published works on natural and racial selection. Those works happened to be authored by his cousin, two best sellers titled On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life and The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. Indeed, his cousin was none other than Charles Darwin, and no one has ever heard Charles Darwin denouncing cousin Francis’ work.