Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Journal Star of Peoria, Illinois, which is named after the Peoria tribe. The letter is titled Darwin’s evolution, Mother Nature both figments of the imagination.
Today’s writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, so we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. His first name is Al. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
Darwinian evolution is so far removed from reality that the concept doesn’t even qualify as being wrong.
Hey, not bad! That’s the first time we’ve seen Wolfgang Pauli’s stinging remark, Not even wrong, applied to evolution. And there’s more to come:
Think about it: How in the world could a rat become a bat? How could it possibly survive a supposed transitional phase when it could neither run like a rat or fly like a bat?
Yeah, that transitional phase is really a problem. It’s even worse than adolescence. Let’s read on:
How could a cow-like creature become a whale? How could a dinosaur become a bird?
It’s not easy, but if a cow wants to be a whale, and tries really hard, it might be able to do it. Al continues:
The list of Darwin’s magical transitional creatures goes on and on. Every supposed transitional creature would be unable to survive the transition. So much for the “survival of the fittest.”
Aaaargh!! Another theory down the drain. Here’s more:
Did anyone stop and think how a male and female of each created kind could be so perfectly harmonized with each other that the two can produce another of their own kind?
Hey, Al: We know it seems difficult, but if you’re determined and you really work at it, it’s possible that you could accomplish the deed. Well, in your case, maybe not.
I know these are simplistic statements but all living things are so awesomely complex that they defy human understanding.
Simplistic? No, Al, we find them to be profound. [*Curmudgeon is having a rare moment of politeness*]
And now we come to the end:
Darwinian evolution and Mother Nature have a lot in common: They both reside as a figment of the imagination.
Okay, that’s it. But if you liked Al’s letter, he wrote one almost as good a couple of years ago: Bible gives different view of Big Bang.
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