Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Dawkins' website fights back following Turkish ban

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I've just been over at the Dawkins website and it was good to see they've been taking the fight to Islamic creationist Adnan Oktar, mostly through the medium of translation.

On the one hand, someone has translated an interview with Oktar into English, after it appeared on the website of German magazine Der Spiegel a couple of days ago. In the interview, Oktar claims there is "clear proof" in fossils of the stability of species, that "Darwinism has been deceiving humankind for 150 years", that "all terrorists – even those who consider themselves to be Muslims – are actually Darwinists and atheists", and that next year, Darwin's bi-centenary and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species, will "be a worldwide celebration of the collapse of Darwinism".

And in a further response to the Dawkins site being banned in Turkey someone has translated "Venomous Snakes, Slippery Eels and Harun Yahya" (Dawkins' entertaining dissection of Atlas of Creation, written earlier this year) into Turkish.

1 comments:

FrederickK said...

RICHARD DAWKINS SEEMS TO BE BADLY TAKEN THE BAIT LIKE A FISH! It is actually very good that Harun Yahya put the picture of a model of a caddisfly right beside the fossil picture of the insect. This insect still exists today. The real picture of the living specimen and its model picture are all the same. Everywhere in the Internet, plenty of living pictures of the insect are available. Besides this model picture is not available in the other editions of the Atlas of Creation, Harun Yahya put the original picture on the other editions. Dawkins reckoned this as a mistake and published it on his website. And after that, some of the newspapers and websites that thought this as a huge discovery published the Dawkins’ news immediately. Whereas it is not something disadvantageous as Dawkins thinks. On the Atlas of Creation, it is being told that an insect which is living today and of which the living picture can be found anywhere on the internet has not been changed for 25 million years. So, THANKS TO DAWKINS, MILLIONS OF PEOPLE VISITED THE ATLAS OF CREATION WEBSITE. AND THEY LEARNED THAT THE INSECT HAS NOT CHANGED FOR MILLIONS OF YEARS.