Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Springfield News-Leader of Springfield, Missouri. It’s titled Evolution: Anteater proves creation account. We’ll give you a few excerpts, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Because we don’t like to embarrass people, we’ll omit the letter-writer’s name and city. Okay, here we go:
There are so many factors that prove evolution never took place that I just can’t understand anyone taking it seriously.
Great beginning! Stay with us, the letter lives up to our expectations:
The book of Genesis tells us where we came from. It plainly states that God said, Let there be this and let there be that, and it was. God commanded and it stood fast right there on the spot.
Yes, right on the spot. Let’s read on:
When you really stop to think about it, it’s the only thing that makes since [sic].
As we’ve said so often before, there’s no way to argue with that. Get ready now, because here comes the evidence:
To illustrate my point, take the anteater. It has that long snout and tongue so it can reach down and get to the ants underground right. If it took millions of years for it to develop that long snout and tongue, then how, under the sun, did it survive those millions of years without eating?
Wow! How does that make you feel, dear reader? You never thought about that before, did you? Having made his point, the letter-writer concludes with this challenge:
I would like for all the E=MC2 people out there to answer that riddle.
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