Darwin's "Origin" doctored by evangelicals visiting U
Some University of Minnesota students found themselves amid the culture wars the other day when a group of conservative evangelical Christians peppered the Minneapolis campus with about 1,000 copies of Charles Darwin's "The Origin of the Species," -- with a twist. When students opened the book they found a 50-page introduction attacking its findings.
Comfort , like many evangelicals, wants faith-based creationism taught alongside fact-based science on college campuses, and he's spoken widely about using his version of Darwin's book to challenge college professors and curriculums. He says more than 20,000 copies of the book have been sold.
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