If you click over there, the letter we’re discussing is the second one down at that link. 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:
I recently wrote a letter concerning evolution and intelligent design and the right of students to hear all sides of an issue rather than be brainwashed with only one thought available. I would now like to make a few comments on Darwin’s theory of evolution.
This should be good. We’re about to read the comments from a keen mind — one that wants to hear “all sides” rather than be “brainwashed.” Let’s see what this product of “critical thinking” has to say:
Three basic questions come to my mind when studying Darwin’s theory:
Here it comes now — three “basic questions” the letter-writer thinks are worthy of being published in the newspaper. We tremble with anticipation. His questions are:
1. If fish came out of the ocean to walk upon land, why do we still have fish?
2. If man evolved from apes, why do we still have apes?
3. Does anyone have any proof of any species ever evolving into another species?
We’re reeling, staggering, stunned by the power of those penetrating questions. Here’s the letter’s conclusion:
I will be interested in hearing any answers to these questions.
We doubt that the letter-writer will be interested in our answers. We don’t think he’s interested in anything. But we don’t know him, so we could be wrong. With luck, we’ll never know him.
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