We present to you, dear reader, a letter-to-the-editor titled Evolution: Plagiarism of God’s great work, which appears in the Shreveport Times, published in Shreveport, Louisiana. It’s about the Louisiana biology book imbroglio, about which we last posted here: Louisiana Approves Biology Textbooks.
The letter-writer says he’s a lawyer, so you won’t be disappointed. We’ll copy just a few excerpts from his letter, because newspapers are getting touchy about such things. You’ll have to click over to the Shreveport Times and read it all for yourself. Let’s get started, with a bit of added bold font for emphasis:
I enjoyed reading young Zack Kopplin’s article (in Tuesday’s Times) urging the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education’s vote to use evolution-based textbooks.
He’s referring to this: La. students need proper scientific textbooks without creationism. The letter continues:
The real issue is that Zack’s religion of evolution also is based on faith. Faith simply means trusting in something you cannot see. While everyone believes in natural selection, an evolutionist believes in a “molecules to man” theory to explain the life within all living matter. It is a hypothesis impatiently waiting on facts and masquerading as a theory. It is hardly in the category of gravity.
You can see where this is going. Anyone who refers to the theory of evolution as a “religion” and who uses the expression “molecules to man” probably gets all of his information from creationist websites. We read on:
I would challenge Zack to a few questions …
What follows are the letter-writer’s questions which he imagines will stump everyone who has ever studied evolutionary biology. We’ll give you just the first of them:
What evolved first, mammalian bone marrow or bones? Were hollowed-out femur bones simply sitting around and bone marrow crawled into them, or was bone marrow sitting on the ground making red blood cells and the femur formed around it?
You get the idea. Here’s the letter’s conclusion:
Evolution is just another instance of plagiarism of God’s great work.
As you can see, everything’s up to date in Louisiana.
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