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liberalmike27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:47 AM
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Hitler Hated Science, Just Like Bush
Sometimes I think he is Hitler's reincarnation. Hitler died May 1st 1945, and Bush was born July 6th in 1946. Took him a while to find a slot in a Third Reich supporter's family I guess (chuckles).

The Nazi leaders cared little for the traditional freedom of teaching and research, or for the values of the traditional university. They cared little, indeed, for science itself. When the Chairman of the Board of Directors of L.G. Farben, the Noble Prize winning chemist Carl Bosch, met Hitler in the summer of 1933 to complain about the damage to Germanys scientific interests done by the dismissal of Jewish professors, he got a rough reception. The proportion of sackings was particularly high in physics, he said, where 26 percent of university staff had been dismissed, including 11 Nobel Prizewinners, and chemistry, where the figure was 13 percent. This was gravely undermining German science. Brusquely interrupting the elderly scientist, Hitler said he knew nothing about any of this, and Germany could get on for another hundred years without any physics or chemistry at all; then he rang for his adjutant and told him that Bosch wanted to leave.

The Coming of the Third Reich, by Richard Evans, pp. 425-26
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:29 AM
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1. It's normal to hate anything you can't understand (if you're a
menial mind, that is).
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