Debate: Comfort vs. Scott — Phase 2

WE recently posted the first phase of this silly debate, in which Ray Comfort’s foolishness was easily crushed by a response from Eugenie Scott, Director of the National Center for Science Education.

Now, U.S. News & World Report has posted Comfort’s latest attempt to sound rational: Comfort Responds to Genie Scott.

You don’t need us to excerpt any of Comfort’s babbling. But if you’d like a teaser, here you go:

Nothing we have in creation is half evolved. The cow has a working udder to make drinkable milk. The bee has working apparatus to make edible honey. We don’t find a half-evolved cow or bee. None of the 1.4 million species on the Earth has half an eye.

Go ahead. Click over there. You know you want to see how stupid a human can be. This is your chance.

When Scott’s response to this latest “challenge” appears, we’ll post the link here.

Addendum: Genie Scott’s Phase 2 response to Ray Comfort.

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13 responses to “Debate: Comfort vs. Scott — Phase 2

  1. I haven’t read Ray’s response yet, I’m sure he says nothing new. However, I have read the comments to his latest response and to the two previous entries and I am encouraged to see that at least most of the USN readers don’t seem to be fooled by his line of BS.

  2. RogerE says: “I haven’t read Ray’s response yet …”

    You’re not missing anything. I’d like to think that he makes even his fellow creationists cringe, but I suspect that most of them think he’s a genius.

  3. OK, I’ve read Ray’s latest salvo and OH JOY, he says he’s putting out a second edition of 170,000 copies, this time including Darwin’s introduction and the 4 chapters excluded from the first edition. He doesn’t mention if this new edition will also be distributed free on college campuses.

  4. Ray is a prime example of his version of a transitional organism – he is living with half a brain.

    Someone needs to explain transitional features to Comfort.

  5. @bsharp, “Someone needs to explain transitional features to Comfort.”

    They’ve been explained to him many times. He doesn’t care. He’s only interested in his own agenda.

  6. I did read his rebuttal. It was great:

    “There are so many gaps and holes in the theory of evolution that you could drive a fleet of a thousand fully laden 18-wheelers through them. The irony is that I can see them, and I’m not an expert on the subject of evolution. So, what does that say about the theory’s experts, whoever they are?”

    The true irony for me is that if you switched “Theory of Evolution” with “Bible” and “the subject of evolution with “Scripture,” Ray Comfort would tell you, “That’s because you don’t understand it – you haven’t studied it enough – you are not illumined in order to understand…”

  7. Comfort proclaims

    Nothing we have in creation is half evolved.

    Excepting, of course, the brains of half-witted Creationists…

  8. The next predictable step in this little waltz is that a creationist is going to come over here, see the various comments in this thread. I can see it now:

    “Those Darwinists are so rude and so disrespectful! Why is their rhetoric so hateful? It must be because they have no real evidence to fall back on! And because in their hearts they know that there really is a God to whom we’re accountable after corporeal death, and therefore evolution is false!”

  9. Carl Sachs says:

    I can see it now: “Those Darwinists are so rude and so disrespectful! …”

    Yeah, unlike the creationists, who blame Darwin for inspiring Hitler.

  10. Yeah, unlike the creationists, who blame Darwin for inspiring Hitler.

    That’s completely different — that’s a matter of historical fact! 🙂

  11. I particularly loved Comfort’s “millions of special creations…” he saw as the museum. So to him, its apparently logical that god went out of his way to create millions of slightly different species to fool people into believing in evolution. He also trots out the old complete misunderstanding of “transitional” argument. He honestly believes that evolution should trot out creatures not suited for their environments.

  12. Albanaeon says: “He honestly believes that evolution should trot out creatures not suited for their environments.”

    He’s a good illustration of my Theory of Abominable Befuddlement.