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Distrust evolution? You need more 'imagination'
Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 07/13/2013 @ 7:26 pm In Education,Faith,Front Page,U.S. | No Comments
A prominent anthropology professor at UCLA has the solution for anyone who doubts Darwinian evolution.
You need more imagination.
That’s from Gail Kennedy, who was interviewed on the subject by Ray Comfort, veteran Christian evangelist and longtime evolution critic.
“The problem with those who are unable to see evolution, I think, is they don’t have imaginations,” she said in Comfort’s new video, “Evolution vs. God.”
Comfort’s earlier projects have included “Nothing Created Everything,” “You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, But You Can’t Make Him Think,” “Evolution: A Fairy Tale for Grownups,” and “Intelligent Design vs. Evolution,” his views are neither undefined nor hidden.
“Evolution vs God,” a 38-minute video, now is available for download online, and Comfort plans to make it widely available in a few weeks on DVD.
Several of the scientists interviewed on the video already have spoken out about it.
According to Ken Ham’s blog at Answers in Genesis, Minnesota professor PZ Myers, who was interviewed by Comfort, said: “Lie harder, little man … Ray Comfort is pushing his new creationist movie with a lie. … What actually happened is that I briefly discussed the evidence for evolution – genetics and molecular biology of fish, transitional fossils, known phylogenies relating extant groups, and experimental work on bacterial evolution in the lab, and Ray comfort simply denied it all – the bacteria were still bacteria, the fish were still fish.”
But Ham explained that Comfort “asks a question something like this: ‘Is there scientific evidence – observable evidence – to support evolution?’ Well, none of them could provide anything remotely scientific. Oh, they give the usual examples about changes in bacteria, different species of fish (like stickleback fish) and, as to be expected, Darwin’s finches. But as Ray points out over and over again in ‘Evolution vs. God,’ the bacteria are still bacteria, the fish are still fish, and the finches are still finches!”
The movie will premiere July 22 at AIG’s Answers Mega Conference at the Sevierville Convention Center in Sevierville, Tenn.
Other scientists interviewed are Peter Nonacs of UCLA and Craig Stanford of USC.
Said Nonacs: “I am one of the evolutionary biologists interviewed by Ray Comfort for his new DVD. First, Ray is a charming fellow and I greatly enjoy interacting with him. I do not expect that my words will be edited out of context or that I’ll find myself somehow saying on camera that ‘All of evolutionary biology is a hoax perpetuated in order to justify atheism.’ In short, I expect that everything in the DVD will be an accurate reflection of my words.”
Comfort explained: “I went to the experts with a camera and asked evolutionary scientists for scientific proof for Darwinian evolution, and the silence was deafening. They didn’t have any, and the reason that they didn’t have any is because there isn’t any. If you don’t believe it, watch the movie. If you are a believer in evolution, prepare to have your faith shaken.”
Among the responses on Facebook:
But apologist James White said: “Ray Comfort’s ability to insightfully shred the vain reasonings of men is a gift, and this film is a tour de force exposure of the emptiness of humanism.”
Ham said that when Comfort interviews university students, “you will quickly see they have no idea how to defend evolution.”
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