The Freethinker’s favourite creationist clown, Adnan Oktar (aka Harun Yahya, see here, and here, and here) has really surpassed himself this time. According to The Independent, the man who describes himself as “a prominent Turkish intellectual” has offered 10 trillion Turkish lira (that’s about Â£4.4 trillion or $8 trillion) to
anyone who produces a single intermediate-form fossil demonstrating evolution.
As creationists of his ilk simply do not accept evidence which contradicts their world-view, it seems unlikely that he would pay out the reward – even if he had that kind of money. Which he doesn’t.
The hilarious Mr Aktar claims to be “dedicated to communicating the sacred values he cherishes”, but a look at the biographical pages on his website reveal where his real passion lies. (Seriously, click on that last link – it is very revealing).
Aktar clearly has never been the sharpest tool in the box. However, this latest multi-trillion farce is so idiotic as to raise serious concerns. Maybe the devout Muslim has been butting the rug a bit too hard of late? You’d better ease off a little, Adnan – you can’t afford to lose any more brain cells!