Richard Weikart

Senior Fellow, Center for Science and Culture

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Richard Weikart: The Death of Humanity, pt. 1

On this episode of ID the Future, hear from author and historian Dr. Richard Weikart as he discusses his latest book, The Death of Humanity: And the Case for Life. The Death of Humanity traces dangerous trends in Western thinking that reject the idea that human life is intrinsically valuable — reminding us that ideas have consequences.

Richard Weikart on Dr. Ben Carson and the Implications of Evolutionary Ethics

On this episode of ID The Future, professor and Center for Science & Culture fellow Dr. Richard Weikart discusses a recent attack on esteemed neurobiologist Dr. Ben Carson for his doubts about Darwinian evolution. Carson is the speaker at Emory University’s 2012 Commencement. Last week, an open letter from a handful of Emory faculty members appeared in the school’s newspaper criticizing Carson’s lack of respect for evolution and accusing him of making inappropriate statements about ethics and morality. Weikart explores the implications of evolutionary ethics and sheds light on this current academic freedom issue.

Hitler & Darwin, pt. 2: Richard Weikart on Evolutionary Ethics

On this episode of ID The Future, the second of two in this series, host David Boze continues a discussion with Discovery Institute fellow Dr. Richard Weikart, author of two books exploring the links between Darwinian theory and Nazism. On this podcast, Weikart talks about the moral and logical challenges involving evolutionary ethics. Is morality simply “an illusion fobbed off on us by our genes to get us to cooperate”, as biologists Michael Ruse and E. L. Wilson suggest? What did Darwin believe about morality? Is there an objective morality, or is it relative and evolving even today? Listen as Weikart builds a compelling case against evolutionary ethics and recent criticism of his books. Weikart is the author of two Read More ›

Hitler & Darwin, pt. 1: Richard Weikart Responds to Recent Claims Against his Books

On this episode of ID The Future, the first of two on this topic, Discovery Institute fellow Dr. Richard Weikart discusses his response to critics of his work showing the links between Darwinian theory and Nazism. “It’s clear that he [Hitler] uses Darwinian terminology and concepts quite frequently, not only in Mein Kampf but also in his second book and in many of the speeches…” Tune in to find out what Weikart’s critics are saying and how he refutes their claims. Weikart is the author of two books on the subject: From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany and Hitler’s Ethic: The Nazi Pursuit of Evolutionary Progress. ALSO: Read Weikart’s detailed response on Evolution News & Read More ›

Does Darwinism Devalue Human Life?

On this episode of ID The Future CSC Fellow, Dr. Richard Weikart, author of From Darwin to Hitler asks if Darwinism devalues human life? Some Darwinists deny that Darwinism has any ethical implications at all. In this short clip, Dr. Weikart looks at comments from Darwinists about that animal ancestry of humans and shows how that blurred the distinction between the animal kingdom and humanity, and negates the idea of human exceptionalism.