Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Naples Daily News of Naples, Florida. It’s titled Brainwashed. 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. Okay, here we go:
Re: Stanley Tralins’ letter, “Humble Beginnings,” quoting chapter and verse from Charles Darwin’s evolution theory. Tralins thinks we evolved from a simple cell in the primordial oceans and our ancestors swing from trees. Maybe him, but not me.
Today’s letter-writer ain’t no kin to no monkey. This is the earlier letter he’s talking about: Humble beginnings. It’s not much, but it was sufficient to provoke today’s letter, so it served its purpose. We continue:
Don’t blame Tralins. Our education system brainwashed him into believing evolution theory was the only option for origins. It held back vast amounts of information supporting special creation by God.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Great start! And it keeps on coming:
Evolution theory assumes God doesn’t exist; natural processes created something from nothing then it exploded; life came from non-life; order came from disorder; beauty evolved by accident, universal laws just somehow existed.
The whole letter is like that. Let’s read on:
Don’t blame Darwin either. Darwin couldn’t know the complexity of the simplest cell. He had never heard of DNA. He didn’t know all living things were made from non-living parts, similar to a plane made from non-flying parts, but “designed” to fly.
Hey — the analogy to a plane made from non-flying parts is new to us. We were impressed until we Googled it and learned that it’s not original with the letter-writer. Look what we found from 1994 at the website of Answers in Genesis: The Origin of Life: DNA and Protein. It says:
Did you ever wonder what makes an airplane fly? Try a few thought experiments. Take the wings off and study them; they don’t fly. Take the engines off, study them; they don’t fly. Take the little man out of the cockpit, study him; he doesn’t fly. Don’t dwell on this the next time you’re on an airplane, but an airplane is a collection of non-flying parts! Not a single part of it flies!
What does it take to make an airplane fly? The answer is something every scientist can understand and appreciate, something every scientist can work with and use to frame hypotheses and conduct experiments. What does it take to make an airplane fly? Creative design and organization.
It’s probably not original with AIG either. We continue with today’s letter:
Evolution theory is a “belief system” that simply doesn’t fit the observable evidence.
Yeah, okay. Here’s more:
We are all to blame. DNA screams out God’s design. Metamorphosis of the butterfly demonstrates the creation miracle in days, not millions of years. Our bodies are composed of unique “interdependent” organs and systems that don’t exist on their own.
Organs don’t exist on their own? Egad — he’s right! When was the last time you saw a pancreas walking down the street? And now we come to the end:
Only God can create something from nothing, life from non-life, irreducibly complex eyes, bodies with unique, interdependent organs. Mr. Tralins, come into the light.
Great letter! Worthy of re-reading, over and over. No doubt about it.
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