THE POSSIBILITY that life exists on other worlds has creationists in a dither, so the information coming back from Mars (NASA Phoenix Mars Lander Confirms Frozen Water) has been especially troublesome for such folks. We call it Mars Derangement Syndrome.
Here’s an example of from the Tennessean. It’s a letter to the editor: God could have created life on millions of planets.
As is our custom with such matters, we’ll copy the letter in its entirety, omitting only the writer’s name and city, and adding a bit of bold — and sometimes color — for emphasis. We won’t use the blockquote feature, because the italics make reading difficult for a long stretch of text:
To the Editor:
A letter to the editor entitled “Living cells on Mars would pose questions” states that, “demonstrating that life had independently evolved on another planet would clearly strengthen arguments against the growing intelligent design movement.”
Ha! Where did the author come up with that idea?
Humanists are all the time stretching to find something that isn’t really there to support their inane arguments, just because they do not want to believe in a higher power.
First of all, an intelligent designer, God to be precise, could have put life on millions of planets besides earth. What do you think he has been doing all those millions of years before he put life on Earth? Why would finding life of Mars prove that it evolved anyway since you can’t prove it evolved on earth? That’s right, no evolutionists have ever proved evolution!
Humanists say that evolution is based on science. Phooey. There is more archeological and scientific evidence to support the theory of creationism (intelligent design) than the still unproven theory of evolution. Just because they say something that is wrong thousands of times doesn’t make it right, although most unlearned people believe what they hear without finding out the facts.
They say evolution is scientific, but if they would study the scientific facts without looking for a way to not believe, then they would be embarrassed at the little evidence evolutionists have. Besides, you have to make bizarre leaps of logic, without common sense, to even try to explain evolution’s improbabilities. Even Darwin wrote in his book that if you consider just the complexity of the human eye, then it is hard to believe in evolution.
The humanists won’t teach that fact; they overlook their so-called founder’s intelligent statement against his own “theory!”
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[Curmudgeonly comment: That idiotic claim about Darwin and the human eye is a classic example of creationist “quote mining,” and it’s discussed in one of our earlier articles: How Did the Brain Evolve?]