WND: Ray Comfort’s Darwin Book on Sale!

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There’s no news today — at least none that fits our humble blog — so we’re forced to scrounge around.

Naturally, we went looking at the website of WorldNetDaily (WND) — the flamingly creationist, absolutely execrable, moronic, and incurably crazed journalistic organ that believes in and enthusiastically promotes every conspiracy theory that ever existed. WND was an early winner of the Curmudgeon’s Buffoon Award, thus that jolly logo displayed above this post.

Hey, we found something: Spring Clearance Madness – don’t miss out! WND says:

The cherry blossoms are in full bloom here in the nation’s capital, meaning one thing – it’s time for the WND Superstore’s Spring Clearance Madness sale where you will save up to 80 percent on select books, CDs and DVDs.

This is your big chance to acquire some of WND’s treasures at bargain prices. Of particular importance is this:

“The Origin of Species” by Charles Darwin – but this is not just any version. This low-priced 280-page treatment includes the original text, but also a 50-page introduction that reveals the dangerous fruit of evolution. It counters the claim that creationists are “anti-science” by citing numerous scientists who believed that God created the universe – scientists such as Einstein, Newton, Copernicus, Bacon, Faraday, Pasteur, and Kepler.

We know you remember that one. The book’s “introduction” is by Ray Comfort. The last couple of times we wrote about it were here: WorldNetDaily, Ray Comfort, and Brain Death, and also here: Flat Earth, Uranus, & WorldNetDaily.

How much is Comfort’s special edition of Origin of Species? We had to click around, but we found it here. The price is $4.99 — in hard cover. BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

Well — what are you waiting for? Click over to WND and load up on what they’re offering. An opportunity like this may never come again.

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11 responses to “WND: Ray Comfort’s Darwin Book on Sale!

  1. Hah! I was given my copy by a young man with a smirk who intercepted me on the local state college campus quad when I was walking to attend their “Science Friday” lecture series. Interestingly, my seatmate (before the lecture began) that day turned out to be the lecturer, teaching about evolution as part of the Darwin 150th celebration. He also is an adviser to the local college christian organization, and he quickly reviewed Comfort’s intro; his reaction was a huff of disgust. There’s hope yet!

  2. This is the the book (in paperback) that Comfort distributed by the tens of thousands (his claim) on college campuses around the country. At the University of Oklahoma as soon as word spread to students, especially to those in biology, they went out to scoff up as many as possible, thus denying Comfort of much of his plan. Some biology graduate students scoffed up 7 to 10 each and promplty disposed of them in the trash. The boxes of the distributors were soon empty. I understand that similar actions took place on other campuses.

  3. I should point out it is $4.99 for the paperback copy. Though you may be able to get it cheaper since a lot of them end up on amazon. I think I ended up paying around $5 including the shipping; so thanks Ray Comfort. His intro is actually copied verbatim from other sources and anything that may or may not be original is so lame and non-compelling that I wouldn’t waste time throwing away a perfectly good book or removing the intro. I suppose Ray Comfort was thinking he wanted to seem so confident in his brand of creationism that it would result in a public relations win along with considerable publicity by irritating evolutionists resulting in donations and attention. He may well have won, with a cunning synergy of the high profiles of Kirk Cameron and Darwin fleecing the flock is almost like printing your own money. Before you purchase one look to see that it isn’t abridged. Some of the early copies had random chapters omitted to make it an economically viable p.r. stunt before they decided to just use a smaller typeface.

  4. vhutchison says: “I understand that similar actions took place on other campuses.”

    Comfort’s reaction to all such things is that it’s because you fear the truth.

  5. WND: “It counters the claim that creationists are ‘anti-science’ by citing numerous scientists who believed that God created the universe – scientists such as Einstein, Newton, Copernicus, Bacon, Faraday, Pasteur, and Kepler.”

    Ah, the old bait-and-switch in defining “creationists.” If everyone called todays scam artists “anti-evolution activists” the scam artists would be unable to cite scientists who were no more “creationist” than “Darwinists” Kenneth Miller and Francis Collins, and pretend that they would be sympathetic to today’s anti-evolution scams. That they always cite those scientists who are no longer around to challenge those lies is even more evidence that they know they’re pulling a fast one. The big question is, why do we help them do it?

  6. Spector567

    @Frank J.
    Not are those scientists not around today to defend themselves…. Most of them were dead before darwin published the theory of evolution.

  7. DavidK:

    This is actually good news for me because I have had a deep interest in evolution since high school. The price cut on Ray Comfort’s ‘Origin of Species’ is a deal breaker and I will surely get myself a copy of the book. Thanks for the great news.

    David, you can get OOS for free online, from numerous sources, because its not longer protected by copyright. Project Gutenberg is one example location.

    You are basically paying $4.99 for the dead trees and Ham’s introduction, nothing more.

  8. @ Spector567

    Exactly. If they would cite even those living scientists who say “I’m a creationist and an evolutionist” those scientists would quickly tell them in no uncertain terms that they do not agree with their pseudoscience or how they misrepresent evolution. But there’s no guarantee that those scientists would see the quote mine, or if they correct it, that any fence-sitters who were fooled by it would catch the correction. That careless use of the word “creationist,” or the more common confusing of honest, but misled, people on the street with career anti-evolution activists (who may or may not even believe what they peddle), is what I mean by us helping them. ID peddlers particularly have a ball baiting-and-switching different senses of “creationist(s)” and “creationism.”

  9. I once found Comfort’s abridged version in my local library. I took it to a librarian and mentioned that it was abridged (and didn’t say so) and that the introduction was a bunch of unscientific verbiage by a religious nut. (I probably didn’t use those exact words.) Haven’t seen the book since and it’s not in their catalog online.
    Small victories.

  10. I procrastonated when they were giving away copies on the campus I work at. They were out by the time I strolled up to the booth, but they said there was a talk that evening to which I replied with a snorty laugh and a ‘no’.

    I think this sums up how I felt upon missing my chance for a free copy:

  11. techreseller

    Next time those Comfort books are being given away, do not just throw them in the trash. Torn up they are excellent mulch for an organic garden. Think of the irony of Ray Comfort’s words fertlizing an organic hybrid tomato or cucumber or squash.