Kirk Cameron Compares Darwin To Hitler


In a video released today, actor and street preacher Kirk Cameron talks about the upcoming 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s “Origin of Species”. He believes that creationism isn’t getting it’s fair share of exposure. According to him, they just want their position to be heard.

He states in the video (linked to here http://bit.ly/iAAP5) that a friend of his wrote a 50 page introduction and then inserted it into 50,000 copies of the book. Those copies will be given away at various colleges across the country a few days before the anniversary of the original publication date.

Why colleges? According to Cameron 61% of college professors consider themselves atheist or agnostic. He also claims that the rate of people labeling themselves in that manner has doubled over the last 20 years in the 19 to 24 age group.

The 50 page insert contains a timeline of Darwin’s life, his supposed connections to Hitler and misogynistic attitude along with various “scientific evidence” as to why his theory was flawed.

He’s a really persuasive speaker, but no matter how you slice it, Cameron’s supposed “evidence” is as full of holes as your average sieve and it holds just as much water. We’ve heard it all before and discounted and counteracted it with scientific information. I’m guessing he and the group he’s working with think that because you’re getting a free copy of “Origin of Species”, this little addition will be  happily accepted by college students. Really it’s just a pretty, shiny wrapper for this piece of propaganda.

Something I find interesting is that along with the “scientific information” that supports creationism, they threw in such personal attacks as racism and misogyny against a dead man who cannot defend himself against such personal attacks.

For that reason, Kirk Cameron has won Fledgeling Skeptic’s first Woo Woo Fluffy Bunny Of The Week Award

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3 Comments

  1. Robert Sloan said,

    September 23, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    When they can’t win a debate it seems the christians resort to lying.

  2. Dave Kiehl said,

    October 9, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Why would anyone care what Cameron says about evolution? He’s an actor, not a scientist. Oh, that’s right, he’s well known, therefore he must be an authority on everything! Isn’t that one of your fallacies, arguing by authority?

    • Herbwoman said,

      October 10, 2009 at 5:36 am

      Unfortunately there is still a faction out there that, because they don’t understand evolution or have bought into the religious rhetoric, actually AGREE with Cameron. Otherwise there wouldn’t have been enough interest to even write that addendum.

      Some good has come out of this though. I picked up Dawkins’ new book because I want to gain a better understanding of evolution. Mainly so I combat the naysayers.


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