Today we bring you two — yes, two! — letters-to-the-editor. The first appears in the Indianapolis Star. It’s titled Intelligent design is evident in nature.
We don’t like to embarrass people (unless they’re politicians, preachers, or other public figures), so we’ll just use the letter-writer’s first name, which is Gordon. We’ll give you a few excerpts from his letter, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis.
Gordon starts by complaining about recent letters criticizing intelligent design theory. He says those letters:
are very revealing by what they do not include — any solid evidence for their competing theory of the evolution of life.
Yes, that how it is with those wretched Darwinists — they never have any evidence. Then Gordon says:
Evolutionists handicap themselves, and therefore students in classrooms, by requiring that all their reasoning include only a “natural” explanation of how life came about.
What a bunch of fools! Let’s read on:
One need to only look at any seed — an apple seed for example. There is absolutely no way any seed happened solely by accident — by natural means. It is not logical, and therefore terribly unscientific.
It’s so obvious! He continues:
The apple seed has the entire program within it to produce a tree with scores of new apples, each one containing several seeds which, individually, can in turn can do the same thing — ad infinitum!
That’s fantastic! Here’s more:
To be so blind as to not see the absolute requirement of an intelligence far beyond that of mankind in explaining life — be it apple seeds or human beings — is akin to not being able to see the forest for the trees.
The letter-writer’s first name is Marlin. You can read an earlier article in that same newspaper about his attempt to persuade the school board to use the bible as a textbook, so Marlin is the bible guy in his town. Here are a few excerpts from his letter:
In evolutionary thinking, bullfrogs gradually changed into butterflies (and monkeys changed into man), which evolutionists say was a chance-happening occurrence that required no intelligence.
Yup — that’s how it is with evolution. One day you’ve got a bullfrog, and then … a butterfly. Moving along:
Look at the cycle of bullfrogs and butterflies and see the complexity of the egg-to-adult cycle. What kind of intelligence would be needed to alter the genetic makeup of a bullfrog to change it into a butterfly, as the evolutionary thinking requires?
You never thought about that, did you, dear reader? It takes a deep thinker like Marlin to show you the flaws in your theory. Another excerpt:
How does the evolutionary natural world (survival of the fittest) introduce into the bullfrog’s genetic structure the gradual genetic change that must occur to end up with a butterfly?
Well? Admit it — you don’t have a clue! We’ll close with one more piece from Marlin’s letter:
This exceeds natural thinking and enters into the miraculous realm of the intelligent designer God as found in Biblical creation. There does not exist a mechanism in the natural world that can change bullfrogs into butterflies.
There is nothing more to be said.
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