Last week I left a post here giving my thoughts on the YouTube drama between potholer54 and Amenakin. Given the readily apparent rationality of both parties involved, I felt sure that the two could come to some arrangement, and indeed they have. This video was posted identically on both YouTube channels.
So there we were, myself and the SkepticTV boys, in our little corner of the skype-verse discussing some of the stuff to do with Amenakin and you tube. As we were chewing the fat over whats going on oneof the boys (I can’t remember which one) raised the issue of debunking the guy that wrote the book that Amenakin is using as her source on evolution. So who is this guy? Well it’s Harun Yahya, someone I hadn’t heard of before now but he wrote a ‘wonderful’ book called The Atlas of Creation, again something I’d not heard of. Now this is when things get a little more fortunate as such, because whilst I’m clearly on the clueless side of things with this the boys again came up trumps, unfortunately I can’t remember which one of the boys posted it but a link to the video below appeared in out chat. As you can see it’s non other than Richard Dawkins debunking this book of fail in an entertaining way. Now admittedly I’ve not watched it all to the end, it’s in 4 parts and I’m part way through part 2, but it’s good so far.
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EDIT: Since this post was written, Amenakin has changed her position. Read about it here.
I can’t stand YouTube drama at the best of times. But, since this is a slightly unusual example, I’m going to do something rather out of character and wade in on the issue.
I feel fairly safe is saying that most of us were taken aback by potholer54’s latest nominee for the Golden Crocoduck award, Amenakin. The nominee was, unlike the vast majority of nominees, not male, not Christian and perhaps most surprisingly, not stupid. I would ask anyone who disagrees to watch some of her videos; she’s obviously a sharp and articulate young lady. I think she’s one of the brand of creationist that is simply misinformed.