September 25, 2009

Speaking of kooks

There's even a Hollywood creationist, Kirk Cameron:
"Atheism has been on the rise for years now,* and the Bible of the atheists is The Origin of Species," Cameron tells PEOPLE.
Really. I've never read On The Origin of Species. I don't think it has much to do with biology anymore. Nor has it for several decades. The history of biology, yes. And the Bible of the atheists is, uh, the Bible (give or take an Apocrypha or two and the Nag Hammadi library).
"You can see where [Adolf Hitler, Ph.D., University of Oregon] clearly takes Darwin's ideas to some of their logical conclusions and compares certain races of people to lower evolutionary life forms," the former teen heartthrob explained [sic]. "If you take Darwin's theory and extend it to its logical [sic] end, it can be used to justify all number of very horrendous things."
Quoth the devout religionist, with nary a hint of either irony or self awareness. Gott ist mit Ihnen, Mr. Kirk Cameron, child star.

May you soon overcome your growing pains.

* See, e.g., Cārvāka. It's all the rage.

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