Because today’s writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. We think he’s the treasurer of the Westfort Baptist Church, but that’s not enough for full-name treatment, so we’ll use only his first name, which is Keith. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
Keith begins by referring to an earlier letter, the author of which “got at least one thing right in his letter, and that is that evolution is not rocket science.”
What does Keith mean by that? He says:
Rocket science is based on testable, repeatable experiments and observation as well as trial and error, whereas evolution is an atheistic faith-based religion that tries to explain life on this planet without invoking the supernatural.
Ah, so that’s what evolution is. Let’s read on:
The problem is, that the more we know about life and how complicated it is, we realize that life is not primarily about chemicals but about information, copious amounts of information in the DNA of every living cell.
Oooooooooh — information! See Phlogiston, Vitalism, and Information. Keith continues:
The so-called engine of evolution, mutation, cannot create new information but can only degrade that which already exists.
Uh huh. Except that we know how it’s done — see How One Gene Becomes Two Different Genes. Here’s more:
Everything we know about information is that it only comes from an intelligent source.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Actually, everything we “know” about this kind of pixie-dust information comes from the Discovery Institute, which we’ve never seen described as an intelligent source.
And now we have arrived at the climax of Keith’s letter:
It seems the closer we look at the wonder of life the more we realize that the Bible rings true when it says, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20)
So there you are, dear reader. If you disagree with Keith, you are without excuse. And you know that that means — the Lake of Fire!
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