Doublethink? Doubleplus good!

Creationism? In my Origin of the Species? It's more likely than you think.
Submitted by Lara.

If you can’t beat them, take their published works, remove what you disagree with, and then add a 50 page ad hominem attack. That’s what one fundamentalist group has done to Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Although there were too many big words, so the Creationist version is handily identifiable by being titled “Origin of Species”.

Think I’m being biased? In their own words, straight from their site:

A recent study revealed that in the 50 top universities in the U.S. (in the fields of psychology and biology), an amazing 61 percent of respondents described themselves as atheists or agnostics. It’s no wonder atheism has doubled in the last 20 years among 19-25 year olds. An entire generation has been (and is being) brainwashed by atheistic evolution, and it’s radically changing the culture of our nation.

In an effort to combat this, we produced a special 280-page full color cover edition of Origin of Species, which contains a 50-page introduction. This introduction gives the history of evolution, a timeline of Darwin’s life, Hitler’s undeniable connections to the theory, Darwin’s racism, his disdain for women, and his thoughts on the existence of God. It lists the theory’s many hoaxes, exposes the unscientific belief that nothing created everything, points to the incredible structure of DNA, and the absence of any species-to-species transitional forms.

Their master plan? To flood college campuses nationwide on November 24th (the 150th Anniversary of the first publishing) with altered copies. Their goal, to give a 1000 copies away per school.

To quote submitter Lara “This is the size of the template at, in case someone wants to have some printed to put all over the fucked-over Origin of the Species books showing up at schools.”

A fine idea indeed. For reference, the template she used was for 4.25 x 2.75, and again you should use the full size version linked here.

You can also read the original via Google Books.

18 thoughts on “Doublethink? Doubleplus good!

  1. Good idea. I’m afraid the sticker is a bit confusing though. Isn’t it even suggesting that creationism can actually be found in the original book? (and you just need to take one of the free copy to confirm it?)
    To warn unaware students, something more appropriate (IMO) would be for example “Creationist’s version of Darwinism! Distributed today! Free!”

  2. I love how they view people who tend to think for themselves as being “brainwashed”. yeah, coming from people who take a work of fiction based on some reality as their “roadmap” to heaven, and believe that they have to do everything the book says that’s gonna hold a lot of water.

    I mean, it’s not like people who believe in evolution have taken Darwin’s book and turned it into a bible or anything, they took his studies and did their own, and have learned more, evolving if you will.

    Wait, I forgot, these are the same people who believe every word Fox News “reports”. Silly me. Of course! They’re right. We’re all being brainwashed.

  3. Pietro, it’s a play on an advertising campaign…one that has been bugging the hell out of me because i can’t remember what it was for. The emphasis is supposed to be one of incredulity.

    It IS bothering me that I can’t remember what it’s for. Some antivirus or malware product I think.

  4. I just put one up in the gallery. Very last one. (*If* they don’t remove it. I’m not sure that I submitted it correctly. If they have removed it, let me know if you’re interested in seeing it and I’ll e-mail it to you.)

  5. Think they would mind if we released an edited copy of the bible with that famous missing first page, “All characters and events in this book are fictitious and any resemblance to any persons living or dead is purely coincidental.”

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