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Thursday, 16 February 2012

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Why didn't I come up with a snappier title?

Fundamentalist atheist, Richard Dawkins, has been made to look like a fool in a radio broadcast debate with members from the Intelligent Design community.

The IDers asked Dawkins to give the full title of Charles Darwin's Origin of the Species. It took three goes and twenty seconds for Dawkins to remember that the most influential book from the past one thousand years is called On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.

"This is a travesty," said Michael Beye of the Discovery institute, the militant wing of Intelligent Design. "How can he call himself a Darwinist when he cannot even remember the name of Darwin's book? You don't have this kind of problem with The Bible."

Dawkins response was to ask to which version of the Bible Beye was referring.

"I responded, there is only one Bible," said Beye.

This was Beye's mistake, given that at the current count there are over seventy versions of the Bible, including one written in street slang.

"Take something as fundamental as the ten commandments," said Dawkins. "In one version you should not covert a neighbour's ass, in another it is a house, and in yet a third it is a neighbour's wife. I rest my case."

This all emerged when it was discovered that just over half of Christians could not remember the first book of the Bible (Genesis), and the ID movement were attempting to show that atheists cannot take the moral high ground over this.

"It's a shame Darwin didn't call his book just Evolution," said Dawkins. "It's a snappier title with the added benefit of David Duchovny never appearing in a film by that name."

However, it turns out that they can, as Evolution and Atheism are completely different things.

"Darwin was a Christian," said Dawkins. "I've no problem with Christians. I just hate Michael Beye."

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