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Cliff Melick's Avatar Comment 1 by Cliff Melick

Anyone want to watch a circus? If this happens, not only will Richard get a nice check for RDF, the DVD will sell in the thousands.

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 10:37:00 UTC | #329846

tvictor's Avatar Comment 2 by tvictor

That should be hilarious

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 10:39:00 UTC | #329849

Linda's Avatar Comment 3 by Linda

I agree with the suggestion of a minimum of a $100,000 donation to the RDF as honorarium for Richard's participation in any 'debate' with C-Designers. The ground rules must be set by the Dawkins team and only that group can make video recordings.

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 10:40:00 UTC | #329850

ahmunnaeetchoo's Avatar Comment 4 by ahmunnaeetchoo

wow. I get the feeling that this might happen too.

even chong can't complain for that amount towards the RDF.

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 10:42:00 UTC | #329852

ina.j's Avatar Comment 5 by ina.j

Just checked my calendar - it is not April 1st yet.

As it is impossible to win a debate against such people with their audience, so no money attached... Where is the pun then?

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 10:43:00 UTC | #329853

Ignorant Amos's Avatar Comment 6 by Ignorant Amos

ya know it nearly warrants starting another donation campaign just to see that imbecile go up against Richard and watch how he would be decimated beyond all recognition. But then again, resist the mercenary temptation....remember, don't debate cretinists, it only gives them the idea that they have something important to bring to the table.

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 10:44:00 UTC | #329855

The Hogfather's Avatar Comment 7 by The Hogfather

Come on Ray, we really need this to happen- you've got 100k surely?
The prospect of this cracks me up. It will be quite possibly the funniest "debate" in the history of the universe....that's 13.7 billion years by the way Ray.

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 10:45:00 UTC | #329856

ahmunnaeetchoo's Avatar Comment 8 by ahmunnaeetchoo

'it only gives them the idea that they have something important to bring to the table.'

but they do! $100000!

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 10:46:00 UTC | #329857

dochmbi's Avatar Comment 9 by dochmbi

Your not going to get 100k. Just take whatever you can and do the debate.

Edit: Oh wait. I forgot there was this political strategy involved where you were not supposed to seriously debate creationists, because that would be as though there was a controversy.

100k will be fine then I suppose, would be a greater good for the lesser evil kind of thing.

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 10:47:00 UTC | #329859

tynn's Avatar Comment 10 by tynn

watching the debate would be 1000 x more fun and joyful than Christmas eve:D

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 10:51:00 UTC | #329865

mrjohnno's Avatar Comment 11 by mrjohnno

Got to be a joke.

Imagine how many bananas you could buy for 100k though.


Tue, 24 Feb 2009 10:57:00 UTC | #329870

quantum_flux's Avatar Comment 13 by quantum_flux

Ray Comfort lost a debate to Dave Silverman, that's pretty ambitious for him to go after an actual Evolutionary Scientist. Also, that banana thing is as funny as a Monty Python Skit.

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 10:58:00 UTC | #329872

Wosret's Avatar Comment 12 by Wosret

That's awesome. I hope that it happens. C'mon IDiots, pay up!

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 10:58:00 UTC | #329871

root2squared's Avatar Comment 14 by root2squared

Since Richard is obviously out of his depth here against such a brilliant argument, let me offer some tips.

1. Richard should bring a pineapple to the debate and ask ray to eat it without using a knife.

2. Banana peel near rays chair. When he falls over, Richard should laugh and point out that god neither made the peel slip-proof nor did he prevent him from slipping. Therefore no god.

3. Give him a banana with the peels sticky glued on. Laugh and point when mr ray cannot open the banana.

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 11:00:00 UTC | #329877

happy's Avatar Comment 15 by happy

Way I see it:

This news story: Good for Ray Comfort's profile
Any other news stories before debate: Good for Ray Comfort's profile
Actual debate: Good for Ray Comfort's profile

So what's he got to lose?

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 11:01:00 UTC | #329878

crookedshoes's Avatar Comment 16 by crookedshoes

Kinda like dropping a cinderblock on a kitten. But with the kitten ASKING FOR IT.

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 11:01:00 UTC | #329879

SniderD's Avatar Comment 17 by SniderD

root: Or just give him a wild banana and ask him to eat that.

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 11:05:00 UTC | #329885

the way's Avatar Comment 18 by the way

A banana fool and nuts.

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 11:08:00 UTC | #329887

Idle's Avatar Comment 19 by Idle

He should do it for the 20k. Obviously have it recorded. And act like he doesn't even take WotM seriously. Only do it once the money is in the bank. Have some great multimedia, where you can pre-arrange to cram as much information into a short period of time. Get THEM on the defensive for once. Never let Ray talk without requiring him to answer questions, otherwise he will steamroll Richard with stupid questions, and we all know how verbose Richard needs to be when responding to questions.

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 11:09:00 UTC | #329888

Jay Cee's Avatar Comment 20 by Jay Cee

root excellent!

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 11:11:00 UTC | #329890

lackofgravitas's Avatar Comment 22 by lackofgravitas

More productive if Richard interviews a banana about its views on Ray Comfort. Or a pineapple for that matter.

Sorry, didn't mean to insult any fruit....

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 11:12:00 UTC | #329892

DalaiDrivel's Avatar Comment 21 by DalaiDrivel

I get the impression that the contours of the banana were found coincidentally to match the grooves, or whatever he said, of the banana.

And that this is enough for creationists, and I know that they ever like searching for counter examples to a theory. Surely God in his omniscience and omnipotence could produce other fruits in the shape of bananas.

Maybe it's because I feel dirty just watching idiocy of this sort, that my thoughts strayed to oral sex, particularly at the point where Comfort said our mouths are shaped to accommodate the banana.

I find it a kind of cruel joke, that God is so voraciously homophobic and yet taunts his creation with phallic-shaped fruits. It's sadistic, perverted... well, pretty much the God we know in fact.

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 11:12:00 UTC | #329891

Jay Cee's Avatar Comment 23 by Jay Cee

But when I was first shown this clip two years ago. Both my brother and I assumed it was a spoof. Now I am utterly shocked to find that these guys are serious!

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 11:15:00 UTC | #329895

phatbat's Avatar Comment 25 by phatbat

Why don't we get him to come and have a written debate on this site with one of our regulars, the written format would be much better.

There could even be rules like, if he demonstrates more than 4 mistakes of misunderstanding evolution in a single post then it can be ignored and asked to go and read a book before reposting minus the errors.

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 11:16:00 UTC | #329897

SniderD's Avatar Comment 24 by SniderD

Deduct 20,000 if he brings Kirk Cameron and his Croco-duck drawing along with him.

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 11:16:00 UTC | #329896

Sciros's Avatar Comment 26 by Sciros

I have a crocoduck t-shirt

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 11:17:00 UTC | #329898

quantum_flux's Avatar Comment 27 by quantum_flux

A Crocoduck is actually more plausible than a God is.

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 11:18:00 UTC | #329899

crookedshoes's Avatar Comment 28 by crookedshoes

I laughed out loud! So did my class of 30 advanced biology students.

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 11:19:00 UTC | #329900

Sally Luxmoore's Avatar Comment 30 by Sally Luxmoore

Good grief!
I had no idea that anyone could come out with anything quite so moronic.
This should embarrass all those faith heads who think that they are reasonable people. . .

Perhaps Ray Comfort should be encouraged to put this one on the side of buses.

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 11:20:00 UTC | #329902

Tzsak's Avatar Comment 29 by Tzsak

Hehe, so much failure~

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 11:20:00 UTC | #329901