Today’s letter-writer is defending Christine O’Donnell, the Republican candidate for the US Senate in Delaware. We’ve written about her before. See Christine O’Donnell: Not That Bad, Really.
We don’t copy entire newspaper articles, but our practice is different for letters-to-the-editor. We assume that such letters are the work of their authors, not the newspaper, and that the letter-writers want their views publicized to the maximum extent possible.
However, we get the impression that the Ventura County Star doesn’t permit even that. Therefore we’ll give you only a sample of the letter’s contents, which is fair use for non-commercial purposes. We probably won’t get sued for that. If they complain, we’ll delete this post. Everyone’s so touchy these days. See Massive Legal Problems Threaten Blogosphere.
The letter was written in response to an O’Donnell-bashing column by Eugene Robinson: Looney-tunes, and that’s not up for debate. Robinson says “This isn’t politics, it’s insanity.” Today’s letter bashes Robinson and defends O’Donnell. Here it comes, with bold added by us:
I would like to know where Mr. Robinson was educated. Does he even know what the scientific method is? By definition, one must be able to test through experimentation a hypothesis to use the scientific method. So far, no one has been able to prove macro-evolution through experimentation.
To believe that, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” seems far more plausible to me than that everything came from nothing; but neither can be proved through the scientific method. It doesn’t seem to me that giving children all the theories and options to make their own decisions, rather than forcing ones own ideology on them, is making the educational system “dumber.”
That’s all we can copy here, but it’s enough to give you the general idea. Christine O’Donnell has a fan — big time. The rest of it, and the letter-writer’s name and city, can be seen at the link to the Ventura County Star.
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