September 16, 2009
Creationists sometimes use the "Hitler" defense for their notion that evolution leads to evil. Evolution happens. If someone takes that and does something horrible because they misunderstood the theory, that does not in any way negate the theory. Nor does it prove that the theory creates Hitler's. Many, many, many more people accept the fact of evolution and don't become little Hitler's. Correlation does not equal causation. The splitting of the atom and the energy it produces is not going to stop happening just because bombs are being made any more than evolution will stop happening if Hitlers are made.