Because the 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 some kind of computer technician, but that doesn’t qualify for full-name treatment. His first name is Bill. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
For centuries the view of existence has been between two opposite theories, the theory of “evolution” and “creation.”
For centuries? BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Then he says:
Evolutionists have several explanations for where life comes from. “Understanding Evolution” indicates that life came from a “simple organic molecule” and “synthesized in the atmosphere of early Earth and rained down into the oceans.” “Scientific American” indicates that life may have come from another world.
Bill runs through a few quotes indicating that we don’t yet have a definitive answer to the origin of life. That’s true, so we’ll ignore his quotes. None of that is relevant to the theory of evolution. Oh wait — here’s one, allegedly from Nobel laureate George Wald:
The only alternative to spontaneous generation is to believe in a single primary act of supernatural creation. There is no third position.
That’s a difficult quote to pin down. We found it at a few creationist websites, but that’s all. It doesn’t matter. It’s correct that the origin of life was either natural or supernatural, so the validity of the Wald quote isn’t important. But Bill thinks it’s very important. Let’s read on:
From these theories, “evolution” comes to play.
Huh? Then he describes evolution:
Evolution is change in heritable traits of biological populations over successive generations. One article suggests that “all life on Earth originated through common descent from a last universal ancestor …”
Hey, he got that right! But then he goes off the tracks:
From my understanding evolutionists have no consistent explanation of where life came from and how it evolved. They are only “assuming” that life evolved but there is no clear explanation of where life came from.
Aaaargh!! We have some good ideas about the origin of life, but nothing definite yet. However, that doesn’t mean no one knows how life evolved, once it existed. But Bill thinks that if scientists don’t know everything, then they don’t know anything. He wants all the answers, and he wants them now! His letter continues:
The Bible, on the other hand, is consistent and of one accord. (Genesis 1:1 — “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”) A plain, simple and absolute statement of where the universe came from. Also …
What follows are three solid paragraphs of bible quotes. We’re skipping those, even though they’re the core of Bill’s letter, presented as a sharp contrast to his previous quotes from scientists about the origin of life. Here’s his conclusion:
So there can be no other explanation of where and how the universe and life came from. There had to be a creator because creation demands a creator, life demands a life giver, and law demands a law giver.
Bill is convinced. Are you, dear reader?
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