Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail, a weekly newspaper in Busselton, Western Australia. The title is Evolution devoid of scientific evidence. We’ll give you a few excerpts, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, and some bold font for emphasis. As we usually do we’ll omit the writer’s name and city. Here we go:
Tom McAuliffe wrote recently on belief systems (May 16). He made it clear that his is evolution.
That earlier letter is here: Evolution is fact and scientifically grounded. It’s quite rational, and thus it triggered today’s letter, which is not. Stay with us and you’ll see, as the letter continues:
[T]he quality of being well informed should be fundamental to persons who make doctrinal statements in the guise of being scientific, people such as the very public, very vocal Darwinist Richard Dawkins who Tom McAuliffe seems to mimic.
Oooooooh — Dawkins! Let’s read on:
In his most recent letter this person states as fact, the principles of an often quoted fantasy of Darwin, of which he wrote in a letter to a friend, the section in parenthesis are Darwin’s also:
[The letter-writer purports to quote from the 1887 edition of the life and letters of Charles Darwin:] “But if (and oh! What a big if!) We could conceive in some warm little pond, with all sorts of ammonia and phosphoric salts, light, heat, electricity etc, present, that a protein compound was chemically formed ready to undergo more complex changes”
Maybe Darwin did write a letter in which he elaborated on his “warm little pond” conjecture. If so, today’s letter-writer doesn’t like it. The letter continues:
This idea has been discredited by evolutionists such as SJ Gould and Fred Hoyle.
Hoyle (of Hoyle’s Fallacy, a/k/a “tornado in a junkyard”) was an evolutionist? Who knew? And did Gould reject the chemical origin of life? Anyway, here’s more:
Consider your simple bacteria from Darwin’s pond, this blob of protein then had to become many proteins and nucleotides, (complex compounds), forming themselves into the necessary organs inside the host organism, and develop a genetic code to provide for every aspect of its physical existence before the bug could even reproduce itself. This had to happen in the life span of that very first organism or, no life, no evolution!
Wow — everything had to happen all at once! That’s a powerful argument. Moving along:
Evolution is devoid of the scientific evidence and is in a litany of misrepresentations, fakes, and straight-out lies.
Ain’t it the truth? And now we come to the end:
It becomes more impossible as knowledge increases, as has the now discredited “big bang”, which for decades we were assured was proven mathematically.
First evolution, now the big bang. Lies, all lies! So there you are, dear reader.
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