Creationist Wisdom #320: Evolution Is Impossible

We really hit the mother lode when we discovered the Daily Mining Gazette of Houghton, Michigan (population 7,708) in the northwestern portion of that state’s Upper Peninsula. Today’s letter-to-the-editor is our third from that publication. The others were #307: Evolution Is Un-American and #315: Atheist Myth.

The title of the latest letter is No possible evolution . 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 message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God. As the Scriptures say, [scripture quote omitted].

At first, there’s no pretext that the letter-writer is engaged in “creation science” or that he’s promoting the bogus theory called intelligent design. The letter starts out as if it were nothing but old fashioned, down home creationism. That stuff is scientific nonsense, but we applaud honest creationists for their sincerity. The letter continues:

There is no possible evolution, since the universal laws of conservation and decay govern all natural processes. The First Law (mass/energy conservation) reveals that the universe did not create itself.

Ooops! We were mistaken. The letter-writer has lapsed into creation science. Ah well, let’s read on:

The Second Law (mass/energy deterioration) indicates that the universe was created in the beginning and is not of infinite age or else it would have completely deteriorated into death. It was spoken into existence by the Word of all powerful God! Those who don’t believe it are “without excuse” (Romans 1:20).

Our first impression was definitely wrong. This letter is hard-core, bible-based creation science. It continues:

The Apostle Paul writes [scripture quote omitted]. False science (evolution) and vain babbling (humanistic philosophies) seek to destroy God’s truth.

Paul rejected the theory of evolution? Okay. Here’s more:

“Oppositions” are empty philosophies resulting in Marxism. “Science falsely so-called” is literally “pseudo-science” or “pseudo knowledge.” This pseudo-science is nothing other than evolutionism, which has been in “oppositions” against God as Savior and Creator since the beginning of time.

Marxism? If you need to see rebuttal for that, we wrote this more than four years ago: Marx, Stalin, and Darwin. And now we come to the end:

Those of us who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ have been given eternal life supernaturally through faith in Him and have been born again (twice born) as children of Almighty GOD. Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and be “saved.”

So there you are. There’s no such thing as evolution — and if you keep insisting otherwise, you’re headed for the Lake of Fire.

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13 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #320: Evolution Is Impossible

  1. is not of infinite age or else it would have completely deteriorated

    This seems to be a reference to the creationist argument that I have read several times, based on this claim: A function which is always decreasing over an infinite interval has no lower bound. (The function they have in mind is the entropy function.) Unfortunately, as a mathematical proposition, it is false.

  2. It amazes me how unlearned these people can be. They twist the laws of thermodynamics into a pretzel. If what they say is true, then embryological development would be impossible because its a case of something simple (a single cell) becoming more complex (the multicellular embryo). How can that happen???? Doesn’t that fly in the face of the “universal laws of conservation and decay.” Isn’t that negative entropy??? Doesn’t entropy always have to increase??? They claim to have such a good understanding of “science” but they probably never had a biology, chemistry, or physics class in their life. Or if they did, they certainly didn’t learn anything.

  3. @Biokid

    The example I always use is a snowflake. Definite geometric order spontaneously forming from disorganized water vapor. And yes sadly I’ve had more than one creationist evoke the power of Gawd to explain snowflakes.

  4. Letter writer writes, “The Second Law (mass/energy deterioration) indicates that the universe was created in the beginning and is not of infinite age or else it would have completely deteriorated into death.”

    And yet, he believes that God is of infinite age. Is God immune to His own laws of thermodynamics? If there is a god, and he/she/it is of infinite age, why hasn’t he/she/it completely deteriorated into death?

    Ah, the mysteries of the creationist mind! So much to ponder, so little brain capacity to ponder with!

  5. It always amazes me how local, especially small town, newspapers will debase themselves by publishing garbage like this letter. Ugh.

  6. I love when bleating idiots use science they don’t understand to refute other science that they don’t understand.

  7. I agree. However, isn’t it our duty to explain just how much they don’t understand and why. We are not compelled by there arguments.

    I really hate when newspapers don’t allow comments. =)

  8. Houghton is the home of Michigan Tech University. Surely some scientists at the college will respond to this nonsense?

  9. Yes but it’ll be up to the paper to pick the response. I doubt they will print a crushing argument because that would end the discussion. They’d rather promote the controversy.

  10. Ceteris Paribus

    The letter writer says: “Those of us who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ…”

    Well there’s the problem. This guy up at Houghton really just wanted to regenerate himself but apparently stayed in the hot sauna too long, fried his brain, and hallucinated Holy Spirits. Maybe some kind person up there will go chop a hole in the ice so the writer can take the traditional jump from the sauna and into the freezing water to cool back down.

    That will really make him shout “Lord! Jesusususss Christ!

  11. Charles Deetz ;)

    It seems that the Laws of Thermodynamics sound like the Ten Commandments, and can be used in the same way. It would be helpful to their cause if thermodynamics came from the Bible and not from John Wiley & Sons …where I learned about it in engineering school, and then had to do homework to understand how the law worked. Yes, someone from Michigan Tech should give the writer that book and ask him to do some problems in it.)

  12. And just as the Intelligent Designers need not follow the Laws of Thermodynamics(*), so too they need not follow the Ten Commandments.

    (*)Of course, the only intelligent designers that we know about, and their designs, are subject to the Laws of Thermodynamics.

  13. Pete Moulton

    Ceteris Paribus, the letter-writer’s actually from Tennessee, which leads me to wonder what he’s doing sending a letter to an editor in the UP. Maybe he was up there on a pasty run, and noticed all those godless scientists at Michigan Tech.