Evangelicals Give Away 170,000 Copies of Darwin's Book With 'Special Introduction'





About 1,200 Christian activists mobilized on college campuses nationwide on Wednesday to give away 170,000 copies of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, the classic text on evolution. The book, however, contains a ‘Special Introduction’ by evangelist Ray Comfort that argues against Darwin’s theory and presents a creationist alternative to man’s origins and nature’s growth...

...November 24 is the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species. Because the book is more than 100 years old, it is in the public domain, which means any publisher can put out an edition of the book.

“When I discovered that On the Origin of Species was public domain, I decided to publish it myself with a special Introduction, to give an alternative perspective, and give away free copies to university students,” said Comfort. “But when Kirk Cameron and I produced a short video-clip explaining what I wanted to do -- and posted it online -- we were very surprised at the reaction. We kicked a hornet’s nest. A big one.”



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