Tuesday, April 18, 2006

He's grown into a pain, all right

Got a half hour to waste? Check out the video "Science and Evolution," a ridiculous attempt at evolution-debunking starring Growing Pains' Kirk Cameron and New Zealand evangelist Ray Comfort.

The two go about disproving Darwin by grilling strangers about the details of evolutionary theory. Because the people stopped on the street can't rattle off all the answers, Cameron and Comfort conclude that evolution must, of course, be a lie.

What might be even more funny than the video itself is this article about it appearing in the religious magazine Across Pacific. The magazine quotes Comfort as saying that "The graphics on the cover of this DVD have been designed so that there is no indication that it is for evolution or intelligent design, so that readers can watch it with an open mind." An open mind, huh? Ray, the the only type of mind you want watching your video is the stupid and ignorant type.

Thanks to Scienceblogger Ed Brayton,whose post today on Dispatches from the Culture Wars introduced me to this video phenomenon.


Blogger Eva said...

I watched three minutes of it and it's just annoying me so much that I'll stop watching the rest. How can he possibly give "speculation" as an argument against evolution and then argue PRO creation which is even MORE speculative. And those poor random people off the street who try to defend evolution but get no chance to formulate a proper answer...
Then the Big Bang got dragged into the evolution story, and I just stopped watching.

But I love your blog, by the way.

3:46 PM  
Blogger Lan Whu said...

Hahaha! That's hilarious.

3:48 PM  

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