TODAY’S EXAMPLE comes from the UK. It’s a letter to the editor appearing in the Yorkshire Evening Post of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. Note the straightforward title: Darwin was wrong.
Following recent custom, your Curmudgeon will politely insert this subtle signal [Aaaargh!!] after each howler so that we don’t interrupt the letter-writer’s learned discourse. We’ll also be adding Curmudgeonly commentary in between the letter-writer’s paragraphs. Otherwise, we’ll copy the letter in its entirety, omitting only the name and city of its author. Here we go:
THE people who espouse Darwinian evolution have failed to produce the evidence, fossil or otherwise, or any creature in a transitionary stage. [Aaaargh!!]
Right. We’ve provided this link before, but it’s appropriate here: List of transitional fossils. Let’s read on:
The theory of evolution seems logical only to a certain degree and one question that is never asked is why was it only homo sapiens that got clever? [Aaaargh!!]
A most unsettling question. Why don’t we see any smart toads? Let us continue:
Why, out of tens of thousands of possible species [Aaaargh!!], was man the only species that developed wisdom? However, lives are changing all around us. Part of the evidence for the truth of Christianity is seen in the transformation in the characters of those who follow its teaching. How is this to be accounted for? What power is at work here? Which gene or DNA? [Aaaargh!!]
Your Curmudgeon is unable to answer. Here’s more:
When I sit in my regular pew in Leeds Parish Church some people may feel that I am deluded, while others may feel that I am enlightened and perhaps know something.
We can’t argue with that. Here’s the last of the letter:
I will ask one final question. Why is all life on this planet totally dominated by homo sapiens? I suggest it is because of wisdom. Wisdom bestowed by a Supreme Creator for a species made in His own image.
[Writer’s name and city can be seen in the original.]
There is nothing we can add.
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