Scientist Genie Scott's Last Word to Creationist Ray Comfort: There You Go Again
By DAN GILGOFF - US NEWS
Added: Wed, 04 Nov 2009 00:00:00 UTC
This is the latest post in the postings from banana man Ray Comfort and Eugenie Scott on US News.
Here's the final post in a God & Country debate between scientist Eugenie Scott, who heads the National Center for Science Education, and creationist Ray Comfort about Comfort's new antievolution edition of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species. Check out Comfort's opening post explaining his book here, and Scott's critique here. This post rebuts a follow-up post from Comfort. As always, neither God & Country nor U.S. News necessarily endorses their views. -Dan Gilgoff
By Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D.
I am delighted that Ray Comfort has decided to provide a near-unabridged version in his next giveaway of On the Origin of Species. It's still missing a crucial diagram from Chapter 4 as well as the epigraphs from Bacon and Whewell, which Darwin chose with care, but it's more complete than the first version, which was also missing four chapters and Darwin's original introduction.
In his response to my post, Comfort strangely failed to explain why he expurgated that material from the first version. Elsewhere he wrote that it was "abridged because it was too many pages (too expensive) for a giveaway." But now he's going to try to give away even more copies of this more complete version? I'm glad I'm not his accountant.
Anyhow, now I am even more enthusiastic about encouraging students to accept a free copy of Darwin's valuable book. But I stick by my advice: Students who are interested in learning about science can skip Comfort's introduction, which, despite a few cosmetic revisions, remains a hopeless mess of long-ago-refuted creationist arguments.
Here are the 3 previous posts in US News
1. Ray Comfort - Exclusive: Ray Comfort Defends His Creationist Edition of 'On the Origin of Species'
2. Eugenie Scott - How Creationist 'Origin' Distorts Darwin
3. Ray Comfort - Ray Comfort Responds to Genie Scott on Creationist 'Origin of Species'
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