The letter is titled What I believe. 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.
The letter begins by referring to someone’s earlier letter, which is probably this: Creationism is not science. It criticized the same editorial that we did.
Today’s letter-writer says he “couldn’t help but to make a few comments” about the earlier letter. Here we go, with a bit of bold font added for emphasis:
I really don’t care to get into the who’s right and who’s wrong debate, I just know what I believe — and it can be summed up in the first three verses of the Book of John that starts with the words, “In the beginning …”
Now there’s a healthy scientific attitude! The letter continues.
To maintain that a theory — if arrived at by a group of educated people in white coats and ties should be beyond dispute, and anything else is just an “opinion” to use the words of the writer, seems rather pretentious to me.
That’s why creationists, like today’s letter-writer, always seen so humble when compared to scientists. Let’s read on:
I suppose this is the same “scientific theory” that in the last 50 years still can’t determine whether coffee is good or bad for us.
Yes, coffee has been a great embarrassment for evolution. Here’s more:
Or if finding a couple of bone fragments somewhere, and from that extrapolate a complete life form that walked the earth some 25 million years ago — or was it 50 million years (things get a little fuzzy after the first 10 thousand years). Is that the “verifiable evidence” we’re talking about?
Yup, that’s all there is. Oh, get this:
This argument will not be settled by man or science, but it will be settled one day.
Right, when all the “Darwinists” will be cast into the Lake of Fire. That’s the ultimate scientific test. Here’s how the letter ends:
And, by the way, I’ve been wondering, which is my closest relative, is it the mosquito, or an alligator? Please help me, I fail to see the resemblance.
Nice little letter. Too bad there are so few of them these days. Hey, there are comments after the letter. Some of them are rather good. Click over there and take a look.
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