Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in a Gannett newspaper with a website that doesn’t provide the paper’s name, but it’s located somewhere on the mysterious Delmarva Peninsula, which includes most of Delaware and parts of Maryland and Virginia. The letter is titled Biblical view well-supported by evidence.
Like Creationist Wisdom #378, and then Creationist Wisdom #381, today’s letter is a response to this column by Tom Krattenmaker: Evolution is about science, not opinion, so it’s part of an exciting series for the newspaper readers in that area. We’ll give you a few excerpts, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, and some bold font for emphasis.
We don’t like to embarrass people (unless they’re politicians or otherwise in the public eye), so we’ll omit the writer’s name and city. However, at the end of his letter, the writer is described as having: “34 years of experience as a senior scientist, is owner of an environmental consulting firm and pastor of Calvary Chapel in Salisbury.” Here’s that church’s website. Okay, here we go:
The initial column by Tom Krattenmaker on the subject of evolution, which used the term “willful ignorance” to characterize those who interpret scientific facts (evidence) from a Biblical framework rather than a naturalistic view, seemed somewhat manipulative at best and haughty at worst.
Egad — manipulative and haughty. That’s horrible! We’re so glad today’s letter-writer is here to clear things up:
The truth is that there are numerous specialists (holding doctorates) in every scientific discipline who find the observable evidence in nature fits plausibly and intellectually into a nonevolutionary model. The research articles and books on this subject are readily available to anyone who has the interest.
Yes, such books are readily available from AIG, ICR, the Discoveroids, etc. Let’s read on:
Many scientists face loss of jobs, loss of tenure, humiliation or other threats if they express or teach their politically incorrect views publicly.
Lordy, lordy. This guy has seen too many re-runs of Expelled. He continues:
I have a master’s degree in biology and chemistry and am well-educated in evolutionary theory. Yet I have also studied the scientific evidence which supports the Biblical view, which I find quite intellectually stimulating. After 40 years of reading and studying this debate, I find it amusing to be regarded as “willfully ignorant” due to the informed, educated position I accept.
Wow — this guy has been at it for 40 years! He must know what he’s talking about. Then — to prove his point — he quotes the bible which tells us that “Scoffers will come in the last days.” After that powerful evidence, he tells us:
A worldwide cataclysmic deluge occurring in Earth’s history provides a plausible framework for interpreting scientific evidence from a nonevolutionary view. Neglect or rejection of this event leaves only the naturalistic model.
We can’t consider a naturalistic model — not when there’s a readily available supernatural model. Here’s more:
The late Henry Morris, former professor at the University of Virginia and founder of the Institute for Creation Research, wrote a widely accepted treatise called “Flood Geology.”
Widely accepted! BWAHAHAHAHAHA! See ICR’s Founder, Henry Morris: Exposed! Moving along:
Further, “chance” has been wrongly elevated to a causative mechanism in naturalistic evolution, even though it is simply a word for probability, having no power by itself to affect change. The mathematical science of probability is conveniently nonexistent in evolutionary thinking and literature.
Okay, that’s enough. We hope the people of the Delmarva Peninsula will benefit from this series of letters-to-the editor. It’s certainly been a big help to us.
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