Today’s letter-to-the-editor — like the last one we wrote about — appears in the Spectrum, published in Cedar City, Utah. It’s titled Teach science, not evolution. An icon below the headline gets you to the newspaper’s comments section.
Unless the letter-writer is a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. But today’s author is an exception. He’s L. Ralph Rohr, M.D., a retired physician who has a couple of books listed at Amazon, including The Revelation of Jesus Christ-Comfort or Confusion?, from WestBow Press, a religious vanity publisher. He qualifies for full-name treatment. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
Why the disagreement over how to teach science? Why must editors expound “that science is not a religion?” Why must the Utah State Office of Education science specialist proclaim the obvious, “the memorize and spit back out again mode of learning should take a back seat to more hands-on, thought provoking learning that challenges students to be scientists?”
Important questions! Now brace yourself for Ralph’s answer:
The simple answer is that science has been corrupted by the humanly contrived fantasy of biological evolution.
Science has been corrupted! Let’s read on:
The Spectrum editors aver that science “is simply facts leading to conclusions.” But biological evolution is a hastily contrived and barren theory that has arisen out of opposition to God as Creator of this world.
A contrived and barren theory! Ralph continues:
Hence, evolution, not science, is a religion that substitutes chaos and chance for God. The histories, words and writings of the evolutionists themselves testify to their religion.
Strong stuff. Here’s even more criticism from Ralph:
In this sound bite generation, propagandists have muddied the clear water of science with the lie of evolution.
Ralph finishes his letter with a challenge:
I will be happy to document this allegation to any open minded audience willing to participate in “thought provoking learning.” Please contact me if you would like a presentation.
Well, dear reader, do you have the courage to accept Ralph’s challenge?
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