WE HAVE a special, pre-holiday Curmudgeonly treat for you today — two letters to the editor published in one newspaper. These treasures appear in the letters section of the San Antonio Express-News , where (after scrolling down a bit) we read the provocatively-titled Show me the monkey!
As is our custom with such matters, we’ll copy each letter in its entirety, omitting only the writer’s name and city. We may add a bit of bold — and sometimes color — for emphasis. We’ll also add our own commentary between the quoted paragraphs. Here you go:
Enough, please! What is science so afraid of when discussing the weaknesses of Darwin’s theory of evolution? The weaknesses abound. Man did not evolve from animals, apes or otherwise. Even science will agree that the blood types of animals and man are incompatible.
Incompatible blood types! Why weren’t we told about that in school?
Both man and apes exist on the Earth today. Show me just one specimen of half ape and half man living today. Science cannot.
Yeah. Yeah! Where’s that missing link?
Instead of proposing that the Board of Education “stand up for science,” we should be demanding on behalf of our children that someone stand up for truth. What is that, you say? “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” That would be a good place to start.
[Name and city omitted]
Right on, brother!
And now, as promised, from that same newspaper, same link, we bring you yet another letter. If you click over to the San Antonio Express-News , you’ll have to scroll down further to find it. This one is titled: “Hooray for the SBOE” (that’s the creationist-dominated State Board of Education):
I would be proud if Texas became a national joke if it stood for developing critical thinking skills in children as opposed to indoctrination of an unproven and untested theory. Discussing limitations and weakness of a theory is not religion. I thought it was logic.
Yikes! Here’s the rest of it:
I am incredulous of scientists who support an unproven and untested theory as the “only science.” These same scientists would negate our Bill of Rights in favor of indoctrination. Hooray for our State Board of Education if they have the courage to stand up and say, “The emperor has no clothes.”
[Name and city omitted]
Dear reader, why do we bother to guard the border? What is there to defend?
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