I think most of us here have seen the Kirk Cameron "banana video" and laughed at the ridiculous assault on reason he and his associate present. If not, here it is..."the athiest's nightmare"..
Now, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Origin of Species, Kirk has created a 50 page "forward" (rebuttal) to the book and has created a special, balanced edition to hand out at University campuses around the country. In it, he associates Darwin with Hitler, and exposes his racism and sexism...
I'm actually open to the idea of a creator/higher power, but the way Kirk and his buddy go about this is pretty disgusting...
1.) You can't denounce scientific discovery based on the personal beliefs of the scientist or how people interpret the work over the years. (By "scientific discovery" I mean peer reviewed and exhaustively tested). I don't care if Darwin sodomized goats and hung pentagrams from his balls...his work has stood up to scientific scrutiny, again and again, for well over a century. Trying to mudsling Darwin with irrelevant accusations so many years after his death is beyond pathetic.
2.) He complains that the Gideons can't hand out bibles in public schools. Well, Mike Seaver, we live in a country with diverse religions, beliefs and ethnic backgrounds. Heaven forbid we aim to make PUBLIC schools religiously impartial, giving each student a moment of silence at the beginning of each day to pray to whichever god they choose. You want biblical study, join a biblical school. There are lots to choose from.
3.) I wonder how Kirk would feel to a "special edition" of the bible being handed out at schools, with a huge rebuttal stuck to the front. Rest assured it would be far more than 50 pages in length.
I really think Kirk, and a lot of other creationists are going about their arguments the wrong way. You aren't going to convince any reasonable person that Darwin was a quack. Its just not going to happen. I think they might do better to come to terms with the fact that a.) the Bible shouldn't be taken literally....it is a haphazardly-assembled collection of parables that has been subject to translation upon translation, and that if it was indeed "God's Word" that a good deal of that word has been jumbled up over the centuries, b.) Evolution exists and c.) Just because evolution has been proven, it does not mean that God does not exist....it could very well be the mechanism of a higher power.