Creationists handing out modified “Origin Of The Species” on campuses

Nov 21, 2009 | Posted by: Hesed | Full story: www.collegenews.com

On the publication’s 150th anniversary, Origin of the Species, Charles Darwin’s influential scientific text detailing his theory of evolution, “Origin of the Species,” has taken a new life on college campuses nationwide. On Thursday, in an effort spearheaded notable leaders in the Creationist community--including actor Kirk Cameron and Minister Ray Comfort--Christian activists handed out thousands of copies of Darwin’s book on college campus. But this latest edition of Species came with a catch.

According to MNDaily and the Associated Press, students at Purdue University and the University of Minnesota were handed some thousands of copies of “Species"with a new 50-page introduction, penned by Comfort, which set out to explain creationism as well as refute Darwin’s theory of evolution.

The AP reported that Comfort’s introduction, in the process of challenging Darwin’s theory, allegedly states that dictator Adolph Hitler took the theory of evolution to its logical conclusion while questioning his scientific methods in the process. The effort is part of a month-long campaign by Comfort’s Living Waters ministry to distribute the books to nearly 90 campuses nationwide.

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Musta been watching Faux News.

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Lance Winslow wrote:
Musta been watching Faux News.
Must be on serious meds.

What's Ray Comfort and Kurt Cameron got to do with Fox News?

Nada.

Unless you're a liberal loonie. Then everything that contradicts the status quo, and dares to contradict the dims, has to be Fox News inspired.

You really need to let some oxygen into that plastic bag once in a while.
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Why are religious nuts so afraid of science?

Its been the same for thousands of years. Loony Christians fight common sense science because it scares them!

The earth used to be flat, and the sun used to revolve around the earth.

WHat the creation freaks fail to understand is that the adam and eve story wasnt even put into the christian bible fr hundreds of years after Christ. Constantine added it!

Such Losers!

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Why are religious nuts so afraid of science?
Its been the same for thousands of years. Loony Christians fight common sense science because it scares them!
The earth used to be flat, and the sun used to revolve around the earth.
WHat the creation freaks fail to understand is that the adam and eve story wasnt even put into the christian bible fr hundreds of years after Christ. Constantine added it!
Such Losers!
Wow. You are so unlearned.

The Bible clearly says the Earth is round.

But ignorance abounds where fools are the educators, apparently.
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<quoted text>Wow. You are so unlearned.
The Bible clearly says the Earth is round.
But ignorance abounds where fools are the educators, apparently.
Maybe you arent bright enough to follow the point. Teh church used to kill people for saying the earth is round. Wow you religious freaks are weak minded.

I do admit that I an unfamiliar with the Bible passage that says the earth is round. Could you tell me which passage that is? Book Chapter & verse? Im betting you cant!
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<quoted text>Maybe you arent bright enough to follow the point. Teh church used to kill people for saying the earth is round. Wow you religious freaks are weak minded.
I do admit that I an unfamiliar with the Bible passage that says the earth is round. Could you tell me which passage that is? Book Chapter & verse? Im betting you cant!
Isiah chapter 40 verse 22. As far as science is concerned the scriptures are right on.

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Why are religious nuts so afraid of science?
Its been the same for thousands of years. Loony Christians fight common sense science because it scares them!
The earth used to be flat, and the sun used to revolve around the earth.
WHat the creation freaks fail to understand is that the adam and eve story wasnt even put into the christian bible fr hundreds of years after Christ. Constantine added it!
Such Losers!
Organized religions have always taken a dim view of any theories outside of established doctrine.

Galileo was convicted of heresy and place under house arrest for teaching the Copernican theory (sun at the center, the earth rotating about a polar axis, and the earth and planets circling the sun).
It wasn't until the later part of the 20th century that the Catholic Church formally dropped their accusations of heresy and agreed that the Earth does revolve around the sun.
The Church of England has recently issued an apology to Darwin for misunderstanding his theory of evolution.
Better late than never I guess.
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sue wrote:
<quoted text>Isiah chapter 40 verse 22. As far as science is concerned the scriptures are right on.
Thanks for the passage. Very Interesting, although a circle can be flat!

As far as scriptures being right on with science...I have a serious question:

If you believe the Adam & Eve story....Why was there no mention of Dinosaurs? We KNOW dinosaurs existed....doesnt it make sense that the story would have mentioned these creatures that stood 4 stories tall and wanted to eat you? Just a thought!
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Marichu wrote:
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Organized religions have always taken a dim view of any theories outside of established doctrine.
Galileo was convicted of heresy and place under house arrest for teaching the Copernican theory (sun at the center, the earth rotating about a polar axis, and the earth and planets circling the sun).
It wasn't until the later part of the 20th century that the Catholic Church formally dropped their accusations of heresy and agreed that the Earth does revolve around the sun.
The Church of England has recently issued an apology to Darwin for misunderstanding his theory of evolution.
Better late than never I guess.
Organized religion has always had different views that what the scriptures teach. The catholic church has been most guily of this, they still put church dogma over scripture. The bible itself does disagree with science.
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Neocons are Cowards wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks for the passage. Very Interesting, although a circle can be flat!
As far as scriptures being right on with science...I have a serious question:
If you believe the Adam & Eve story....Why was there no mention of Dinosaurs? We KNOW dinosaurs existed....doesnt it make sense that the story would have mentioned these creatures that stood 4 stories tall and wanted to eat you? Just a thought!
Not necessarily, it does mention wild raging beasts that attack people and kill them, however in the book of job there is a beast mentioned that many have been unable to idenify, it was very large. Some date the book of Job as being one of the oldest.
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sue wrote:
<quoted text>Isiah chapter 40 verse 22. As far as science is concerned the scriptures are right on.
Yeah, right on.... give or take a few billion years!!

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<quoted text>Organized religion has always had different views that what the scriptures teach. The catholic church has been most guily of this, they still put church dogma over scripture. The bible itself does disagree with science.
The Catholic church were the ones who created what we view as "Scripture", were they not?

Do you accept/study/worship any Gospels or books not in the officially approved Catholic canon? I'll bet not.

The reality is that NO ONE felt the Genesis story was "literal" or "scientific" truth, until modern fundamentalist American Christians decided these allegories were somehow irrefutable, and exact, scientific texts.

I am a Christian, and I realize that the notion that the Earth is only 6-10 thousand years old is not only laughable.... but it is a complete and utter affront to God, who gave us lots of cues, and the ability to reason.

I mean, seriously. You have to work awfully hard against reason, science, and history to push the notion that this whole planet has only been here 10,000 years... and that the Flintstones is more scientifically accurate than the "Origin of Species". I think God is deeply offended at such stubborn, immutable pride in the face of all reason.
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Why are religious nuts so afraid of science?
Its been the same for thousands of years. Loony Christians fight common sense science because it scares them!
The earth used to be flat, and the sun used to revolve around the earth.
WHat the creation freaks fail to understand is that the adam and eve story wasnt even put into the christian bible fr hundreds of years after Christ. Constantine added it!
Such Losers!
Constantine had the first five books which included Genesis. They are thought to have been written by Moses.
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If there is a God,where did he come from? If there is a God,he seems to be sleeping,we have more new churches every year,and crime gets higher.
Where is God when the kids are being molested by priests?
God,church is the biggest ponzi scheme there is.New members,more money,more investments for the organized religion.
The Vatican for example is one of the wealthiest country in the world,and I have never seeen any of those popes work a honest job.
What a crock......lets get real
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Creationism and evolution need not be mutually exclusive.Science does not have all the answers and frequently changes or reverses itself.Too many scientists violate their own laws of probability concerning a creator,thats why they have backed off their big bang theory they have touted for many years.They refuse to acknowledge the possibility and dismiss it outright even when their own rules suggest it to be the most logical choice. As to lay people,a sense of snobbery and elitism,feeling superior to the "dumb rubes" who believe in creation is clearly their motivation. Science above all things is supposed to remain open minded to all possibilities,sadly it is not.
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Chicago Guy wrote:
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The Catholic church were the ones who created what we view as "Scripture", were they not?
Do you accept/study/worship any Gospels or books not in the officially approved Catholic canon? I'll bet not.
The reality is that NO ONE felt the Genesis story was "literal" or "scientific" truth, until modern fundamentalist American Christians decided these allegories were somehow irrefutable, and exact, scientific texts.
I am a Christian, and I realize that the notion that the Earth is only 6-10 thousand years old is not only laughable.... but it is a complete and utter affront to God, who gave us lots of cues, and the ability to reason.
I mean, seriously. You have to work awfully hard against reason, science, and history to push the notion that this whole planet has only been here 10,000 years... and that the Flintstones is more scientifically accurate than the "Origin of Species". I think God is deeply offended at such stubborn, immutable pride in the face of all reason.
The catholic church as we know it today is not the same as the early church fathers, the word catholic means universal, the old testament books were written by the hebrews except for the book of Daniel it was written in Chaldean. As for the planet who really knows how old it is?

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<quoted text>Maybe you arent bright enough to follow the point. Teh church used to kill people for saying the earth is round. Wow you religious freaks are weak minded.
I do admit that I an unfamiliar with the Bible passage that says the earth is round. Could you tell me which passage that is? Book Chapter & verse? Im betting you cant!
Nah, you will just have to wait until MSNBC tells you. You won't believe me or go looking for yourself either way.

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richard wrote:
If there is a God,where did he come from? If there is a God,he seems to be sleeping,we have more new churches every year,and crime gets higher.
Where is God when the kids are being molested by priests?
God,church is the biggest ponzi scheme there is.New members,more money,more investments for the organized religion.
The Vatican for example is one of the wealthiest country in the world,and I have never seeen any of those popes work a honest job.
What a crock......lets get real
what people do with churchs as you say and the money thing is not a reflection of God. As the guy said we have been given a sense of reason and clues just because some people abuse and seek monetary gain does should not be a reflection of God. We are all given a free will we are not robots.

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While these creationists fixate on their dogma, the rest of humanity continues to evolve.

Specifically, the Senate voted tonight 60-39 to move health care reform forward and coverage to the 45 million plus who have no health coverage.

LOL!!! But it's always nice to hear what has-been Kirk Cameron is doing these days!

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sue wrote:
<quoted text>Organized religion has always had different views that what the scriptures teach. The catholic church has been most guily of this, they still put church dogma over scripture. The bible itself does disagree with science.
I would imagine Christian religions pick and chose what to follow or what not to follow from the bible.
Where exactly does the bible state its disagreement with science?

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