October 30, 2009

Ray Comfort smackdown

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin's ‘On the Origin of Species’, an evangelical xtian ministry has published a butchered version of the book, inserting a marvelously ridiculous introduction using worn out and debunked creationist garbage, all in an almost laughable attempt to rebut Darwin's theory and make the case for ‘intelligent design’.

Creationist and certifiable lunatic Ray Comfort and his Living Waters ministry plan to distribute tens of thousands of free copies on the nation’s college campuses next month.

Eugenie C. Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education, received an evaluation copy in advance of its release, and does a fine job critiquing the vandalized tome. The NCSE is the leading group promoting and defending the teaching of evolution in public schools. Her remarks are published today in U.S. News & World Report’s online edition. Dr. Scott appears not too worried about the effects, closing her review with these words:

I have faith that college students are sharp enough to realize that Comfort's take on Darwin and evolution is simply bananas.”

Let us hope Dr. Scott is correct in her praise of the average college student. Please find her full article HERE.