Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Kirk Cameron Balances Science with Bullshit

Not content with merely lowering the bar, Kirk Cameron, the actor best known for his true-to-life portrayals of people with the outlook of fresh-faced, deeply stupid children, has rented a backhoe:

Cameron says that he and like-minded activists plan to deliver 50,000 copies of an altered version of Darwin's [On the Origin of Species] to students at dozens of U.S. universities.

Cameron explains that this "very special" edition of the "Origin of Species" will include an introduction explaining "Adolf Hitler's undeniable connection" to the theory of evolution, and highlighting "Darwin's racism" and "his disdain for women." Cameron's edition also exposes the "many hoaxes" of evolutionary theory, while presenting a "balanced view of Creationism."
A genuinely "balanced view of creationism" would start with the fact that the available scientific evidence contradicts it, but by "balanced view" Kirk Cameron means what those of us in above-ground reality would call "bullshit."

As PZ Myers has already noted, the Richard Dawkins Foundation has already suggested a tactic for countering this idiocy -- basically, get a copy (or three) of this bullshit-enriched version of the book, and even better, donate a copy of the actual book Darwin wrote to the institution to which the bullshit edition was donated.

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