Remember when Box Brown interviewed Ray Comfort’s personal cartoonist, Richard Gunther? Yeah, that was pretty sweet.
And just the other day my friend, Matt Dillahunty along with cohost Russell Glasser debated (or spoke with depending on how you want to look at it) Ray Comfort on their live call in TV show, The Atheist Experience.
It wasn’t really a debate in my eyes since Ray just refuses to listen to reason and instead of trying to understand how evolution actually works he acts literally overwhelmed by the beauty of nature and just rejects evolution because of it. He claims that he, “doesn’t believe” in evolution. (Emphasis mine) He states that, “evolution doesn’t explain to him how there is male and female.” No seriously. He says that. He simply rejects the scientific theory outright without even attempting to understand because he believes that God says otherwise.
At one point Matt brings up languages, Latin and Spanish specifically to try to explain to Ray how evolution in regards to speciation doesn’t ever produce a, “Latin-Spani-Duck.” It was of course a reference to when Ray and Kirk Cameron held of a picture of a Crocoduck and cited that the lack of this creature in nature somehow discredits the theory of evolution entirely.
The explanation Matt is attempting to give falls on deaf ears of course, cuz nuh-uh I don’t understand so therefor there must be a creator. Sigh.
The lack of understanding on the basics of evolution is quite staggering but the reference to the Latin-Spani-Croco-Duck has had me in giggles for days and I just had to draw my own version of the mythical creature. So thanks for the great interview, the inspiration and the entertainment, Matt, Russell and Ray! There is sure to be a Crocoduck Surly coming soon! And yes, he will will speak Latin-Spanish!
Watch the Atheist Experience episode 702 with Ray here.
“The explanation Matt is attempting to give falls on dead ears of course…”
Actually, the expression is “falls on deaf ears”, but in this case I think you meant to say, “…falls on dead brain.” 😉
oops sorry about the dead typo, Fixed!
One of his main arguments was just an appeal to commonsense, ‘something cannot come from nothing therefore there must be a creator god ‘, showing a lack of knowledge of sub-microscopic reality.
Nevertheless, credit must go to Ray for joining in the debate.