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“Intelligent Design versus Evolution” is a new board game that was designed by actor Kirk Cameron and best-selling author Ray Comfort, to help fight against the what they maintain is the brainwashing of an entire generation.

Cameron said, “We are very excited about this game because it presents both sides of the creation evolution argument, and in doing so, shows that the contemporary theory of evolution is perhaps the greatest hoax of modern times.”

Comfort explains, “Intelligent Design Versus Evolution is unique in that the playing pieces are small rubber brains. We used the brains because want players to use their brains. The incentive is to play for ‘brain’ cards, and the team or individual with the most brains wins. There are brains all over the game, because we want to make people think deeply about what they believe.

“This is because the average person doesn’t know that the evolutionist lives by a blind faith in an unscientific theory (a theory that one scientist called a 'fairy-tale for grown-ups’). Through the game we show the irrational nature of evolution, using their own beliefs and quotes. This explains why evolutionists have a special language, something we call ‘the language of speculation,’ where they use words like ‘We believe, perhaps, probably, maybe, could have . . . ’ They can’t speak of their theory without it.”

Cameron adds, “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."

Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron, Assist News Service 56 Comments [12/29/2006 12:00:00 AM]
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whitewater55

Out of work actors should spend their time perfecting their craft. Kirk, science is way outside the scope of your abilities. You too, should shut the fuck up.

12/30/2006 1:36:28 PM

Tiny Bulcher

What's the betting this 'game' is just a tad weighted to one side, eh?

Is this what the future will be like, one in which everybody tells lies, utterly baseless and unfounded lies, and the winner is the one who tells lies louder and longer? Depressing thought to end the year on.

12/30/2006 1:37:25 PM

Alteisen Riese

Good lord, what the hell happened to this guy?

Oh and its great to see how fair and balanced your little board game is.

12/30/2006 1:39:49 PM

Vyoma


12/30/2006 1:45:57 PM

JustinGG

Comfort explains, “Intelligent Design Versus Evolution is unique in that the playing pieces are small rubber brains.


Or, in the case of Cameron and Cumfort their actual, rubber brains.

12/30/2006 1:50:58 PM

Brain_In_A_Jar

a new board game that was designed by actor Kirk Cameron and best-selling author Ray Comfort, to help fight against the what they maintain is the brainwashing of an entire generation.

And constructing a child's game around your own beliefs doesn't count as brainwashing at all, right?

12/30/2006 1:54:07 PM

Vyoma

Just a thought... is the \"Assist\" news service a news service for those who hold the religious belief that one should be an utter ass?

12/30/2006 1:57:50 PM

Sandman

\"Comfort explains, “Intelligent Design Versus Evolution is unique in that the playing pieces are small rubber brains.\"

That's the only thing that makes it unique? Small rubber brains?

\"Through the game we show the irrational nature of evolution, using their own beliefs and quotes. This explains why evolutionists have a special language, something we call ‘the language of speculation,’ where they use words like ‘We believe, perhaps, probably, maybe, could have . . . ’ They can’t speak of their theory without it\"

Doesn't sound like you're \"presenting both sides of the argument\" to me. Sounds like you're presenting a slanted, biased attack. And those words you quote? Far more likely to come from the lips of a fundie than an evolutionist.

Ya see, Kirk, just because you were a crappy actor in a crappy TV show with a crappy perm doesn't make you an authority on reality...

12/30/2006 2:37:14 PM

anevilmeme

Amazing how fundies can convince themselves that over 150 yrs worth of evidence doesn't exist.

12/30/2006 2:42:14 PM

MK

Heh. This should have been a role-playing game, so my ninety-third level half-dinosaur mage could stompity-stomp those pathetic rubberized brains.

12/30/2006 3:22:59 PM

Savrin

God, this is so wrong on so many levels. Intentionally stupidifying children like this should be criminal. :(

12/30/2006 4:21:38 PM

Papabear

\"'Intelligent Design versus Evolution' is a new board game that was designed by actor Kirk Cameron and best-selling author Ray Comfort, to help fight against the what they maintain is the brainwashing of an entire generation.\"

Or, rather, to brainwash a generation with their unsupported, non-scientific creation myth.


\"Cameron said, 'We are very excited about this game because it presents both sides of the creation evolution argument, and in doing so, shows that the contemporary theory of evolution is perhaps the greatest hoax of modern times.'\"

Kirk Cameron, noted evolutionary biologist.

Uh huh, the game presents both sides but is loaded such that it shows the ToE to be the \"greatest hoax of modern times.\" Yeah, because if you present them fairly, side by side, creationism looks just like the ridiculous fairy tale it is.



\"Comfort explains, 'Intelligent Design Versus Evolution' is unique in that the playing pieces are small rubber brains.\"

Woohoo! Little rubber brains? That means everything in the game has just got to be true.


\"We used the brains because want players to use their brains.\"

As what, doorstops? Paperweights?


\"The incentive is to play for 'brain' cards, and the team or individual with the most brains wins. There are brains all over the game, because we want to make people think deeply about what they believe.'\"

Yeah, yeah, yeah, but how does one win \"brain cards,\" by accepting, unsupported, creationist assertions?


\"'This is because the average person doesn’t know that the evolutionist lives by a blind faith in an unscientific theory (a theory that one scientist called a 'fairy-tale for grown-ups’).\"

Uh, NO. The ToE is well-supported by good, solid evidence. It is religions which thrive on blind faith.

Just because you can cite one scientist somewhere at some time (whose name I notice you leave out) who said the ToE is a fairy tale does not make that scientist correct. Compared to the number of scientist who do understand and accept the ToE, those scientist who accept creationism are an insignificant number.



\"Through the game we show the irrational nature of evolution, using their own beliefs and quotes.\"

As you are Christians and creationists,I don't think you are in a position to be a judge of what is rational.


\"This explains why evolutionists have a special language, something we call ‘the language of speculation,’ where they use words like ‘We believe, perhaps, probably, maybe, could have . . . ’ They can’t speak of their theory without it.”

As science is always open to new, better evidence, scientist tend to make their declarations very carefully. Your idea of speculation seems imply guessing, but in science speculation is based on the best available evidence. Such speculation guides the direction of further research.

And, your substitute for the scientific method, with all it's nasty speculation, is to rely upon the unsupported, ridiculous assertion of ancient desert tribesmen. Good choice, huh?



\"Cameron adds, '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.\"'\"

Evidence of transitional forms is plentiful and solid. Whales with legs, reptiles with feathers come to mind.


\"Most people don’t know that.\"

Indeed, many people know better than that.


12/30/2006 4:23:59 PM

never been there

A new logical fallacy: The \"no true kettle is black\". Is there an award for that?

12/30/2006 4:44:38 PM

[url=http://tinyurl.com/ya3433]Sanity[/url]

Kirk, stick to acting, man.

Oh wait, you're no good at that either.

12/30/2006 5:27:34 PM

Adrian

I am not buying a game that claims to present both sides fairly but the creators say that Darwinism is a religon based on an unscientific theory.

12/30/2006 5:38:10 PM

Matilde

Irony exploding. And honestly, I´m more comfortable with scientists who know what they´re working with rather than with a complete idiot, like Kirk Cameron, who hasn´t been even to Kindergarden.

12/30/2006 5:39:58 PM

Trilobiter

Does anyone even play board games anymore? I think Ray and Kirk chose the wrong media. They should be more worried about this.

12/30/2006 7:10:34 PM

Eric the Blue

actor Kirk Cameron

And I care what Kirk Cameron thinks why..?

Intelligent Design Versus Evolution is unique in that the playing pieces are small rubber brains.

And this is interesting why..?

a theory that one scientist called a 'fairy-tale for grown-ups’

Cite, please?

We believe, perhaps, probably, maybe, could have . . . ’ They can’t speak of their theory without it.

Hmm... So why does Ken Hovind use those same words to discuss his ideas...

12/30/2006 7:49:18 PM

Traitor1

Kirk just can't do anything well,can he?

12/30/2006 8:36:03 PM

Old Viking

I bet this game keeps folks enthralled
for minutes.

12/30/2006 9:02:51 PM

Distind

This kinda gives me an idea,

A game based around the concept of being a creationist trying to prove the idea correct.

Something along the lines of the DDRish concept of a certain combination at a time. A directional pad along with buttons for 'distrubute \"information\"', 'Deny facts', 'discredit using false information', 'form ignorance shield'. Of course, there's also the 'dodging the question' mini-game.

But of course no matter how badly they fail they always think they're winners.

12/30/2006 9:42:15 PM

Ed

I swear to god, if we start carrying this thing at work, I'm going to kick someone's ass.

What the fuck is wrong with this country today?

12/30/2006 9:48:02 PM

jack cambrian

'kirk cameron - most qualified creationist scientific expert' award?

12/30/2006 10:13:03 PM

Napoleon the Clown

Got any degrees to show that you know what the fuck you're talking about? Didn't think so.

12/30/2006 11:46:56 PM

The Jamo

Comfort explains, “Intelligent Design Versus Evolution is unique in that the playing pieces are small rubber brains.

Not unlike what creationists have already inside those rubber skulls.

12/30/2006 11:49:24 PM
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