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How has the Theory of Evolution affected society?

The following is a short list of some well-known people in history who have been influenced in a negative way by Evolution’s “survival of the fittest” mentality.  Friedrich Nietzsche concluded that the best way to evolve was to actively have wars and kill off the weaker races.  Adolf Hitler was influenced by Darwin and Nietzsche’s writings when he ordered the murder of six million Jews who he believed to be inferior races.  Karl Marx used Darwin’s theory to develop his views of how social classes struggle, and he was the co-founder of Communism.  Josef Stalin was influenced by Darwin’s book and became an atheist.  He was responsible for killing millions of Russians.  The life of Ota Benga was also affected by evolution.

We can see from history that when evolutionary concepts are put into practice, there are destructive and unjust consequences.  Survival of the fittest implies that we should only look out for ourselves, survive, reproduce, and have no care or compassion for others.  Ironically, those who hold to evolution practice the very things (care for others, charity work) that go against it.  If we look at the world through the lens of the Bible, we see that each person on Earth, despite their nationality or skin color, was made in the image of God and should be treated as such.