AT the website of U.S. News & World Report we read: Ray Comfort Defends His Creationist Edition of ‘On the Origin of Species’. Here are some excerpts, with bold added by us:
When I blogged recently about a new, pro-creationism edition of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species — complete with a rebuttal to the theory of evolution — the responses poured in. “I’m a little concerned,” the communications director for the National Center for Science Education wrote me in an E-mail, “that some stuff — such as Ray Comfort’s version of On the Origin of Species — gets coverage but no critical commentary.”
So I invited the head of the National Center for Science Education, the leading organization promoting and defending the teaching of evolution in public schools, to debate Ray Comfort, author of the new Origin, here on God & Country.
That sounds interesting. Let’s read on:
Here’s the first post from Comfort, explaining his new book, which he plans to distribute in the tens of thousands on college campuses.
Great. More press coverage for Comfort. We continue:
I’ll post a rebuttal from NCSE Executive Director Eugenie Scott later today. Next week, I’ll put up a follow-up post from each. And just a reminder: Neither God & Country [the column in the magazine] nor U.S. News necessarily endorses their views.
Very journalistic. They take no sides between solid science and flaming buffoonery.
Anyway, what follows at their website is Comfort’s side of this “debate.” We’re not going to give you any excerpts because it’s rubbish from start to finish. They promise to post Scott’s rebuttal today. We’ll see. At the moment, US News is looking like WorldNetDaily.
Addendum: They’ve published Eugenie Scott’s response.
Addendum: See also Debate: Comfort vs. Scott — Phase 2.
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