Today’s letter-to-the-editor, titled Real problem with Darwin isn’t about beginnings but about dead end, appears at the website TCPalm. That site hosts several newspapers of the Scrips chain that are located in Florida’s “Treasure Coast” area. In this case we’re guessing it’s the St. Lucie News-Tribune. We’ll give you a few excerpts, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, and as we usually do we’ll omit the writer’s name and city. Here we go, with a bit of bold font added for emphasis:
The problem with Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, other than just being a theory, is simply this: The fittest doesn’t always survive.
Hey, the letter-writer has found a serious flaw in the theory — besides being “just a theory” — the “fittest” aren’t impervious to harm. Who knew? But that’s not all the letter-writer has to say. We’re just getting started:
Natural selection is not that selective, either; it may not even be natural. There are no fossil records of a missing link, at least none that anthropologists can agree on with any amount of certitude to substantiate the transformational claim so vital to the naturalist’s revolutionary idea that is at the core of Darwin’s radical belief.
No missing link? Wow — we never heard that before. This is a great letter! Let’s read on:
There have been numerous attempts to find or fabricate such a hybrid by those who choose to follow in the faulty footsteps of their foolhardy master whose legacy was to be remembered, and perhaps even loved, in the inspiring words, old blasphemer himself, as “the man who murdered God.”
That’s a very garbled, probably fifth-hand recollection of a line from the movie, Creation, in which Thomas Huxley says to Darwin: “You’ve killed god, sir.” Here’s one more excerpt from this fascinating letter:
There are just no such things as monkey-men or mermaids (except maybe in our own selective imagination), no matter how inviting, intriguing, or logical they may sound or appear; and that we are no more likely to come across one of these fantastic creatures any more than we are would ever come face to face with a griffin, a sphinx, the fabled faun or fated unicorn, furry fish, or even the elusive elephant-bird for that matter; at least not genetically, and definitely not by natural selection.
No mermaids? That settles it then — evolution is a failed theory! It’s not too late, dear reader, to change your evil ways.
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