Evolution is Not the Same as Social Darwinism - another in my educational series on evolution

This article is another in my series of articles about what evolution isn't. My aim is to get people talking about evolution and to see how bloody ignorant it is to be anti-evolution.

There seems to be some confusion, especially in the conservative Christian community, between the Theory of Evolution and Social Darwinism.

"Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" which came out in 2008 was a film created to arouse anti-science and anti-evolution sentiments among viewers. To that end the film purposely confused the meaning of Social Darwinism and the Theory of Evolution implying that the Theory of Evolution caused the Holocaust and created communism.

The writers of "Expelled" didn't come up with the idea that the Theory of Evolution and Social Darwinism were one and the same. That particular misconception has existed for some time and some natural confusion is completely understandable. However, they used and built upon the misconception for their own purposes.

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Comment by Buffy on February 22, 2009 at 8:01pm
Every time such individuals whine about the alleged flaws and faults of evolution they merely expose their own blinding ignorance. Evolutionists believe nothing came from nothing. Evolution = Social Darwinism. The theory of evolution says life occurred by random chance. Evolution is just a theory!!! If they'd spend half as much time learning about evolution as they do denouncing it with ridiculous arguments they'd do themselves a world of good.

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