I guess the next David Barton book to be pulled from a bookstore near you for all of its inaccuracies will focus on science.
According to a speech Barton gave in October, the Founding Fathers were well-versed in the issues of today, including evolution (which everyone apparently knew about in 500 B.C., more than 2300 years before Charles Darwin was born), and they fully rejected it:
“Did you know the Founding Fathers had extensive writings on the problems with evolution and why creationism was right?” Barton asked. “You think evolution came in with Darwin? No, no, no. Everything Darwin argued had been established 500 years B.C. All Darwin did was take all the evolutionary thought that was out there and put it in one book to make it really easy to read. That wasn’t original thinking by Darwin. It was there by 500 B.C. That’s why the Founding Fathers had huge writings on evolution and creation”
“Huge writings.” Volumes of them, I’m sure. Which they kept hidden until Nicolas Cage discovered them. Which you can read all about in Barton’s next book of Christian fiction.
(via Right Wing Watch)