Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in The Leaf-Chronicle of Clarksville, Tennessee. The letter is titled It’s time we stopped promoting the nonsense of evolution theory. 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:
Let’s talk about evolution as presented by Darwin. The sooner we reach some level of agreement and quit teaching this nonsense as fact in our schools, the better. And, the sooner we’ll quit thinking of the black race as a step in the evolution process.
Ah yes, Darwin the racist. Well, we know where that idea comes from (see Discovery Institute: Darwin = Racism). What else does today’s letter-writer have for us? Let’s find out:
The theory of evolution is a widely accepted, though not proven, theory. If it were true, I have one simple question. Where are all the in-betweens currently in the process of evolving? Shouldn’t there be some people running around who are in the process of changing from monkeys?
That’s good! It’s rare to encounter an original variation on “Why are there still monkeys?” Let’s read on:
Science tells us that evolution is fact. But they don’t have the hard evidence to back it up. You’ve heard the term “missing link”? Sure it’s missing because it doesn’t now nor never did exist!
Another good point! Where is that missing link? We continue:
Science at one time didn’t know what the earth looked like, so they filled in the blank and pronounced the earth was flat!
Yes, that’s one of the great embarrassments of science. No doubt about it. Here’s more:
I don’t profess to know how God created the Heavens and the Earth, nor the time it took to do it. I just know that all the universe and all life here on Earth is miraculous, and not likely to have just occurred on its own at random.
He “just knows” that it’s all a miracle. We can’t argue with that. And now we come to the end:
I’m not a religious fanatic, just a practical-minded Democrat. And the belief in evolution is totally outrageous to me.
Great letter. Just what we needed to begin the weekend.
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