Creationist Wisdom #222: Creationism Is Factual

Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in The Star of Sheffield, in South Yorkshire, England. We haven’t been able to find one of these letters since last November, and although this specimen is quite brief, it’s the best we can do to keep this series alive.

The letter is titled, in what we assume is proper British spelling, Hast to be a creator . 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:

If they want to teach creationism alongside Darwinism at the Netherthorpe school, I think this would be fair and the state should support it.

Here’s a link to that school’s website: Netherthorpe School. We can’t determine their policy on creationism, but the letter-writer could be writing about the Bethany School at Netherthorpe, which we mentioned in this post: Creationist Weirdness in the UK. Whichever school he has in mind, we assume the letter-writer is reacting to the news we wrote about here: UK Government Won’t Fund Creationist Schools. On with today’s letter:

At least the children would get a balanced view of origins science as I assume Mr Granville from Sheffield Humanists only wants schools to teach evolution. That would be indoctrination.

Yes, the students need a “balanced view.” If they learn only science, and no pseudo-science, they’ll be indoctrinated. Here’s the last of the letter, which contains a nice bit of creationism:

As for Mr Granville saying creationism has no factual basis, life has to come from life. It’s a scientific law (biogenesis) therefore there has to be a creator.

So there you are, dear reader. There’s a factual basis for creationism, and the state should pay to teach it.

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7 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #222: Creationism Is Factual

  1. The apparently clueless letter writer: “If they want to teach creationism alongside Darwinism at the Netherthorpe school, I think this would be fair and the state should support it.”

    This is what annoys me at least as much about fellow “Darwinists” as with “creationists.” The first thing I would say is that if you (the letter writer) think that “creationism” is “factual” abd “Darwinism” “only a theory,” why are you settling for both? You need to demand that only the “factual” explanation be taught. If you agree and drop that pathetic compromise, you have my respect, if not agreement. If you don’t, I must conclude that you’re at least partially aware that creationism/ID is a scam.

  2. life has to come from life. It’s a scientific law (biogenesis) therefore there has to be a creator.

    Wait a minute. If it’s a law, then there has to be an infinite series of life forms begatting life forms. A creator would be breaking the law.

    I wonder if there is a penalty for that.

  3. Ed says: “I wonder if there is a penalty for that.”

    I’m sorry, Mr. Yahweh, but you’ll have to come downtown with us. You’re under arrest for existing without a creator.

  4. “The letter is titled, in what we assume is proper British spelling”

    Well correct spelling, just wrong usage. I assume he was trying to be fancy on “There has to be a creator”, but instead has said “You have to be a creator” singular person you.

  5. Retired Prof

    Flakey, methinks thou hast nailed it.

  6. Go back! Go back! There is now a reply to Creationist Wisdom #222 from our dauntless hero Herman Cummings! “…The correct opposing view to evolution is the “Observations of Moses” !!1!

  7. “As for Mr Granville saying creationism has no factual basis, life has to come from life. It’s a scientific law (biogenesis) therefore there has to be a creator.”

    Yes, this is the basic flaw upon which creationism, and therefore ID also, crashes into the basement with a resounding crunch.

    Just as “there has to be a creator of life”, there would have to also be a creator of that creator….who was created by its creator…etc…etc…to infinity.

    I just wish a more intelligent approach to the subject could be taken. This one is becoming boring.