Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Contrasting one of the most brilliant minds of the last century with the most mediocre of these times ...

There is a new, abridged version of Charles Darwin's magnificent On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life ... which, appropriately, has been reduced to Origin of Species. Unfortunately, as tempting as that may sound, there is one glaring problem that kills the experience for me: it has a 50-page introduction by ... Ray Comfort himself. I think it's pretty much ruined now, one of the greatest texts in human history being preceded by the ignorant and fundamentally stupid drivel from one of the most pathetic morons of this century. That's just cruel to the book, really. This may explain the book's retail price of only 99¢ – not that anyone would pay any higher.

Here's the description of the revolutionary text from the Living Waters website:

This special 280-page edition not only contains an abridged Origin of Species but also has a 50-page Introduction that reveals the dangerous fruit of evolution, Hitler’s undeniable connections to the theory, Darwin’s racism, and his distain for women. It counters the claim that creationists are “anti-science” by citing numerous scientists who believed that God created the universe—scientists such as Einstein, Newton, Copernicus, Bacon, Faraday, Pasteur, and Kepler. It has many original graphics and (as it says on the back cover) is designed for use in schools, colleges, and prestigious learning institutions. The back cover lists the above information as well as saying the book contains “Information on Intelligent Design vs Evolution.” We want to get one million copies into the hands of students and professors in colleges and universities throughout the U.S. Let’s see if they try to ban Darwin’s Origin of Species. That would be interesting.

Think I'm gonna throw up. Way to promote the founding framework of the entire field of biology, wackjobs.

Seriously – just buy the complete version, without Comfort's mental diarrhea, instead of a cheaper text with a 50-page introduction that tarnishes the whole of the rest of the text. Makes you wonder what else has been fucked-up.


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