We’ll copy today’s letter in its entirety, omitting only the writer’s name and city, and adding our Curmudgeonly commentary between the paragraphs. The bold font was added for emphasis, as was a touch of color. Here we go:
Evolution not fact but theory. In fact there is more science that supports intelligent design. This is why evolutionists fight so hard to keep it from being taught in our schools.
Yes, we’re desperately fighting against real science. Let’s read on:
Evolutionists say that evolution is based on science and intelligent design is based on faith, but both require faith in something. Neither can positively prove the beginning of everything from nothing.
Jeepers! The theory of evolution just assumes that the universe exists. That’s a fatal weakness. We’ve been so blind! The letter continues:
Darwins [sic] theory of evolution requires working backward and sometimes ignoring facts that do not support their theory and requires millions of years opposed to the Bibles [sic] thousands.
The letter-writer’s brain seems to be missing the apostrophe lobe. Here’s more:
Carbon Dating measures the amount of carbon monoxide in material. Many things can vary these results; if buried or not and in what or exposed to air or sun and for how long, etc. Also you can set the scale from 0 to millions or thousands.
Aaaargh!! Moving along:
The rotation speed of the earth is slowing, if reversed the centrifugal force would overcome gravity and fling us from the earth well before the time required for evolution. Also dust on the moon increases at a given rate. The first moon landing they expected up to 22 feet; millions of years worth, but only found a few inches; 6-10 thousand years worth.
Here’s the last of it:
The fossil record does not show any mutation between one animal and another. Evolution science is based on a false premise and therefore bad science, and mathematically impossible. In fact there are many scientists, teachers, and experts in every field that support intelligent design, and not evolution, search – intelligent design.
[Writer’s name and city can be seen in the original.]
Hey, that was good. Math, moon-dust, millions of years, carbon monoxide, and more. But don’t leap to the conclusion that the letter-writer is a record-holder. There are dumber people in Pennsylvania. There was once a school board in a town called Dover …
Copyright © 2009. The Sensuous Curmudgeon. All rights reserved.