Today’s letter-to-the-editor is very brief, but it nevertheless deserves a place in our collection. It appears in the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin of Walla Walla, Washington, which is famous for its sweet onions. The title is Something has to be created to evolve.
We don’t like to embarrass people (unless they’re politicians, preachers, or other public figures), so we will only say that the letter-writer’s first name is Rex. We’ll give you a few excerpts from his letter, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Okay, here we go:
Webster’s dictionary explains the meaning of creation and evolution to whit [sic]:
• Evolution: “The gradual development or descent of forms of life from simple or low organized types consisting of a single cell.”
• Creation: “The act of creating the thing created.”
• Create: “To cause to come into existence — formed out of nothing.”
Wow! Rex went to the dictionary! Why didn’t anyone think of that before? Here’s what he says about his findings:
Therefore evolution depends on the creation of something as simple as a single cell — so without creation — there is no evolution.
Your Curmudgeon is stunned! For more than 150 years, people have been debating about evolution, and Rex has finally solved the problem. This is absolutely amazing! Let’s read on:
To put it in simple terms — without creation there is nothing.
Yes. Yes! Suddenly it’s all so clear! Rex ends his letter with a summary of his findings:
So in essence, which came first, the egg or the chicken — simple, without the chicken there would be no egg.
Egad — what a fool we’ve been! Rex has opened our eyes. Maybe we should close down this blog and move on to other challenges.
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