Matthew and Land look like Nobel Prize winners compared to Bill O’Reilly. He had Kirk Cameron on to discuss the vexing questtion of whether God exists. The video is available here. The interview opened with O’Reilly boasting of having defeated Richard Dawkins in their recent debate. Dawkins couldn’t tell him where the universe came from, you see.
To set this up, O’Reilly asked Cameron to prove, in a minute, that God exists. Cameron answered with his stadard child’s version of the argument from design. Then the following remarkable exchange occurred:
CAMERON: Plus, Darwin said in order to prove evolution, which is the number one alternative to God, you’ve got to be able to prove transitional forms — one animal transitioning into another. And all throught the fossil record and life we don’t find one of these–
[Cameron hold’s up an artist’s rendition of an animal that is half crocodile and half duck]
–a crocoduck! There’s just nothing like it. There is no one animal transitioning into another.
O’REILLY: All right, so you can poke holes in the evolutionary process and you can poke holes, as I did, in the uh, Big Bang theory or whatever crazy thing they’re trotting out here, um, but then they’re gonna come back and they’re going to say, look, over the, um, course of civilization, um, there really has never been a demonstrable proof of a deity and you say…
Cameron looked on in stunned silence here. After all, he thought he had already answered that question.
And you really must watch the video to see that crocoduck. We’re not talking about a cartoon sketch or some simple stick figure here. We’re talking about an elaborate portrait that some artist obviously spent a fair amount of time on, probably thinking he was doing the Lord’s work all the while.
As for the rest of it, I’d say any comment from me would be superfluous.