I wish to bring an urgent matter to your attention. The "Origin of Species" with a foreword by Ray Comfort (ISBN-13: 978-0882709192) is sharing ratings with the more popular and legitimate version. Please correct this as soon as possible and save the internet from Ray Comfort's creationist propaganda. Thank you for your attention.
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To whom it may concern: The Ray Comfort edition of “Origin of Species” is not, in any way, related to the 150th anniversary edition of “Origin of Species” by Charles Darwin. It is a book with a 50 page foreword that is a direct attack, without supporting evidence, on Darwin and evolution. It promotes anti-intellectualism and is an attempt to dissuade the reader for taking any of the contents of “Origin of Species” as serious science. Ray Comfort paints Darwin with a broad brush claiming many things such as that he is racist, misogynistic, and that Darwin’s Theory of Evolution and “Darwinism” is responsible for the holocaust during World War II, the untold deaths under Stalin in the USSR, and the atrocities of the Chinese government under Mao Zedong.
I understand that you cross reference some books for consumer convenience, however this book is NOT one that should be sharing ratings with the other versions of the book which are actually about “Origin of Species” and science. With a cursory review of the comments and ratings you can see that the rating is being dramatically damaged by this relationship. This is having an overall negative effect on the rating system and reflects poorly on amazon.com. I use the rating system to determine the quality of a book, and in this case, the negative ratings are significantly impacting the buying decisions of many people.
The rating system aside. If you search for the correct version of the 150th anniversary edition with a foreword by Huxley, you can’t find it. At least not simply. The Ray Comfort version is sold out and hiding the real version which is available. I feel this is an issue that should be resolved with utmost haste.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and I sincerely hope you are able to take decisive action regarding this. Amazon.com is a terrific resource and I would hate to see this mark against it stand.
The offending volume’s ISBN:
Comfort has also seems to have edited out a few inconvenient chapters: 9: On the Imperfection of the Geological Record 11: Geographical Distribution
12: Geographical Distribution - continued
13: Mutual Affinities of Organic Beings: Morphology: Embryology: Rudimentary Organs
And of course he altered the chapter numbers to adjust for the missing sections.
This is fairly typical of Comfort. At one time he engaged in a "Creation vs. Evolution" debate promising that he would win the debate without citing the Bible. He broke his own promise within the first few minutes of his time, and had the gall to crow about winning the debate afterward.