We don’t like to embarrass people (unless they’re politicians, preachers, or other public figures), so we usually omit the writer’s full name and city. We can’t figure out who today’s letter-writer is, so we’ll use only his first name, which is Philip. We’ll give you a few excerpts from his brief letter, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
Philip begins by mentioning an earlier letter, to which he’s responding. He says:
Thanks to Marci Shaver for her June 19 letter, in which she writes, “When I read letters here where the writers revel in their ignorance, such as the recent letters denying evolution and climate change, I feel pity”
This is the second letter in our collection that is responding to Marci Shaver. We wrote about the earlier one here: Creationist Wisdom #434: A Duane Gish Fan.
Philip is responding to a later letter of hers — When I read letters here where the writers revel in their ignorance, such as the recent letters denying evolution and climate change, I feel pity. Philip is offended, and he tells us:
She rants against climate change deniers and evolution believers. Her hypothesis, however, is biased and in line with liberal talking points.
Good rebuttal! Skipping what he says about climate change, we arrive at Philip’s claims about evolution:
As for evolution, well, that’s also theory. Her body of evidence and the fossil record don’t show a conclusive link between species at the macro level; they mostly support micro evolution, small changes within species designed to adapt to current conditions.
Lordy, lordy — it’s the micro-macro mambo. We debunked that foolishness in Common Creationist Claims Confuted. Let’s read on:
As for Carl Sagan, well, to believe that everything around us and within the universe somehow appeared after the explosion of a golf ball-size object — well, that strains credulity.
Golf ball? BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Philip continues:
She has her beliefs and I have mine.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! She also has evidence, Philip. What do you have? Oh, right — you don’t have anything, because reality strains your credulity. Here’s more:
I believe climate change happens, albeit naturally. I also believe in creationism rather than her theory of evolution.
Philip has his beliefs. Marci Shaver has reality. And now we come to the end:
I, and others like me, neither need nor want her pity.
Don’t worry, Philip. You’re a creationist. The Curmudgeon doesn’t pity you. We would first have to care what you think in order to feel pity. And we don’t.
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