I finished watching the debate between the Rational Squad and the Ray Comfort/Kirk Cameron Squad. I thought it was cool how the dude from the Rational Squad said, “Now I want to make it clear that I’m not here to debate whether or not God exists- I’m just debating that you cannot prove his existence scientifically, which is what Ray and Kirk have argued they can do.” He also called himself an “Agnostic-Atheist” who simply does not find a reason to believe in God right now. He sounds a lot like me.
More interesting, however, was the “science” that Ray and Kirk argued about. Wow. I laughed so so hard when they brought out the pictures of the “croco-duck” and “bull-frog” as examples of what would merit proof of “missing-link” between two species (you can see the whole debate here). I almost peed my pants they sounded so dumb. “Dude” from Rational Squad (can you tell I forgot his name) quickly and correctly replied that everyone and every species is missing-link or is a species between two others. Anyways, I just saw Ray Comfort’s $10000 prize offer on his webpage (to anyone who can show a missing-link and prove it scientifically). He gives examples of what would consist of a missing-link. I copied the following from his webpage where he cites his challenge:
So here’s my challenge: I will give $10,000 to the first person who can prove to me that they have found a genuine living transitional form (a lizard that produced a bird, or a dog that produced kittens, or a sheep that produced a chicken, or even as Archaeopteryx—a dinosaur that produced a bird). Species do not cross, no matter how long you leave them. The whole of creation is proof that evolution is truly “a fairytale for grownups.”
To the side of this explanation of the theory of Evolution is this great picture that should go down in the history books forever. For…e…ver. It is classic. It is…a Pupling.
Now my question to you is this: is Ray Comfort being sincerely disengenuous in what he is seeking in a missing link (ie a lizard that produced a bird, or a dog that produced kittens, or a sheep that produced a chicken), or is knowlingly being deceitful? I really doubt that anyone- especially someone who has the courage to debate about science on national television- could have so little knowledge about Evolution that they think Bull-Donkeys or Croco-Poodles “could be that missing proof we’ve been waiting for all along.” I’m convinced he’s dishonest. And that he’s a dick. A Ray-Dick.