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Journal of No. 118


November 19th, 2009

Nuts, Ray Comfort was on Bruin Walk yesterday @ 06:26 am


with Kirk Cameron, distributing his modified version of On the Origin of Species. But it was probably not a good plan to pick the same day the Regents were meeting on campus to raise fees by 32%.
 
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From:bestepisodeever
Date:November 19th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
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I have a need to punch Kirk Cameron in the balls.
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From:shad_0
Date:November 19th, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)

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So which version was he giving away, the full version or the abridged version in which he removed Darwin's introduction and four other chapters, including some of Darwin's strongest evidence for evolution (at least according to the executive director of the National Center for Science Education)?

From Comfort's web site:

Please Note: When laying out the book for the first print (30,000 copies), we found that it was over 400 pages and was too expensive to be a free book. We therefore randomly removed four chapters and Darwin's Introduction, saying within the book that they could be freely downloaded at www.originextra.com But for the second print (175,000 copies) we dropped the text-size, and that reduced the entire book to 304 pages, making it affordable as a giveaway.
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From:ladyeuthanasia
Date:November 19th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)

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Yeah, after everyone in the universe complained about his underhanded "random" chapter cutting.

As Bugs Bunny says, "What a maroon!"
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From:shad_0
Date:November 19th, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)

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Did you know that everything in Comfort's special 50-page introduction (you can read it on his site) that isn't proselytizing is plagiarism? The first section, The History of Charles Darwin, lifts major passages from "A Brief History of Charles Darwin" by Dr. Stan Guffey. The second section, Timeline of Darwin's Life, is virtually identical (word for word but for some omissions) to a January 2009 "Timeline of Charles Darwin's life" promulgated by the National History Museum in London.
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:November 19th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)

Re: No Comfort

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From:ladyeuthanasia
Date:November 19th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)

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I did! You know why? Because I waste more time on the Internet than you do. :)
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From:shad_0
Date:November 19th, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)

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I don't think that's physically possible.
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From:ladyeuthanasia
Date:November 19th, 2009 07:06 pm (UTC)

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Actually, to be more accurate, I waste more time reading Pharygula than you do. ;)

Journal of No. 118