Dispatches from the Creation Wars

The ID Board Game

Now this is just funny. Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort have put out an “Intelligent Design vs Evolution” board game. I’m sure it’s chock full of the accurate information and plausible arguments that the C&C Bullshit Factory has become known for. After all, this is the crack research team that brought us the famous “Lucy was just a 3 foot tall chimpanzee” argument, and the even more famous “bananas fit perfectly in our hands, so they were designed by God” argument. And they’re bringing us brilliant arguments already in the promotion of the game:

“To believe in evolutionary ‘transitional forms’ is to hold to the belief that one species evolved into another. However, there is no scientific evidence of any species evolving into another – not in creation, nor in the ‘fossil record.’ Most people don’t know that.”

If, in fact, evolution would be the truth, there would have to be evidences of some sort of those transitions, such as a sheepdog, pupling, or bullfrog, the game’s promoters said.

That does it. I’m convinced. I just wish I wasn’t so hesitant to call out creationists or I might write something about this, eh PZ?

Comments

  1. #1 Kalium
    December 30, 2006

    Isn’t baiting PZ just a tad infantile?

  2. #2 Cody
    December 31, 2006

    Infantile and dispiriting. I’m saddened and confused every time my two favorite science bloggers go at it like this.

  3. #3 Dave M
    December 31, 2006

    You have to love that casual “most people don’t know that.” But I’m confused – aren’t there actually such things as sheepdogs and bullfrogs?

  4. #4 Dave M
    December 31, 2006

    Oh, I get it now (PZ explains it here). Wow, that’s so stupid it didn’t even occur to me.