Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in The Dispatch of Moline, Illinois. It’s titled Evolution, it appears, is a religion to some followers. The newspaper has a comments section.
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 has some kind of low-level position at Black Hawk College, but that’s not enough for full-name treatment. His first name is Vance. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
Vance begins by telling us that he’s responding to a letter that appeared back in February: He wishes creationists luck in ‘flat earth’ quest. Apparently it’s been bothering him a long time. He says:
I am sure that in the writer’s eyes I am nothing more than a gullible dolt for believing God created man. So be it then. I believe, as well as millions of other Christians, as God stated in Genesis 1:27 that he and he alone created man in his own image not evolution.
That’s nice, but it’s not nearly enough to qualify for inclusion in your Curmudgeon’s collection. We want amusement! Come on, Vance, give it to us! Ah, it’s coming:
Evolution in the sense that things change is evident but evolution of molecules to man is not scientifically plausible and therefore should not be viewed as scientific fact.
Oooooooooooh — “molecules to man.” That’s ol’ Hambo’s expression. Vance must be really well-read in creationism. He continues:
There is no known observable process by which genetic information can be added to an organism’s genetic code so that refutes evolution right away.
Oooooooooooh — information! Vance knows our weak spot! (See Phlogiston, Vitalism, and Information.) Here’s more:
Evolution, it would appear, is a religion to some.
A religion? Egad, that’s horrible! Moving along:
Not even Darwin could answer the core question: How did evolution begin?
Aaaargh!! Vance has asked the “core question.” Darwin is doomed! Here’s another excerpt:
Did you know that Darwin stated in his private notebooks that he was a materialist, a type of atheist who rejected the Old Testament history of the world and believed in eugenics?
We won’t mess with that at all, other than to suggest that it contains more waste material than Noah’s Ark. On with the letter:
Go to [link omitted] and see for yourself the hundreds of scientists, the majority having Ph.Ds in their respective fields, that don’t agree with Darwinism.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! He’s talking about the Discoveroids’ tragically embarrassing list of droolers who signed A Scientific Dissent From Darwinism. We write about it now and then — see Discoveroids’ “Scientific Dissent from Darwinism”.
And now we come to the end:
It is a fact that Charles Darwin is buried next to Isaac Newton, both indeed are dead and God is still alive. Christians need to unite and take a stance against saturnine evolutionists who believe in Darwin’s version of evolution.
We know what “saturnine” means, and whence it comes. Forgive us, dear reader, but we can’t resist our own planetary reference: Your Curmudgeon urges you to unite and take a stance against creationist nonsense from the Seventh Planet.
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