Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Herald and News of Klamath Falls, Oregon. It’s titled Intelligence is akin to recognizable order. 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:
The concept of intelligent design can not be better exemplified than by our understanding of evolution. [Aaaargh!!] The obvious counterpoint to intelligent design is chaos.
Yes, chaos is the only alternative. There’s no such thing as Spontaneous order. Okay, dear reader, now that the universe has been explained, let us continue:
Have you noticed the wonderful presence of intelligence in solar systems? The smallest element of chaos, the slightest imbalance in solar systems would make moot this discussion because we could then not exist here in this planetary reality.
He’s right again! Were it otherwise, then we’d see evidence of imbalance — possibly in the form of something really sloppy like an asteroid belt, and we’d also see lots of meteor craters on various celestial bodies. But everything is smooth and wonderful. Let’s read on:
That the evolutionary process is understood as process that persists over millions of years establishes intelligence over chaos. Were I of a more scientific bend of mind I could better describe the wonders of intelligent design throughout existence.
There’s no need for the letter-writer to be so modest. He’s doing fine. The letter continues:
The marvel of colder water sinking in lakes only to rise again insuring that ice forms on the surface and life-forms can exist below is amazing. More can be said but the point is made.
Yes, and it’s a good point! Here’s more:
I need to point out here that I do not believe in gods. I find them too small, too needy, too human. What works for me to explain “intelligence” is the notion of a source within whose infinite potentiality exists four Universal Laws that organize perceived existence.
Four Universal Laws? Oh goodie, we’re always delighted to learn. Here they are — or at least one of them:
The first of the laws is the Law of Attraction. This law, often understood as the “like attracts like” law, coalesces out of the chaos of infinite potentiality recognizable order.
Like attracts like? Ah, so that’s why electrons attract each other. Protons too. Now we understand! Here’s the end of the letter. It’s pure gold, and we urge you to study it carefully:
This organizing principle working within eternity coalesced self-aware aspects of source both large and small (like us) and it is the intelligence associated with these self-aware aspects working with source that is ever creating the universe that is ever becoming — or so I believe.
That was wonderful! Where else can you find wisdom like that? Okay, dear reader, now go forth and spread the word!
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