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. His first name is Grover. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
With all the value attributed to science, it is important to look at science in an objective manner.
That’s an ambiguous beginning, but we’ll soon find out where Grover is going with it. He says:
First remember that we are part of a universe created by God in which the level of interaction is immeasurable. Whether you believe in a supreme deity or not, the level of interaction is undeniable.
That’s an objective approach to science? Aaaargh!! [*Curmudgeon’s head trembles … and then explodes!*] Let’s read on:
Next let us look at what science actually is. Science is man’s effort to understand and control his surroundings by observing his environment. He then makes, if you may, a model and tests it to see if his conclusions are correct. When he sees differences, he modifies his model to better fit the reality of the universe. Because of the vast interactions in our environments, this model will never perfectly match the reality of God’s creation.
It’s difficult for your Curmudgeon to digest that with an exploded head, but we’ll continue:
An example of this is the recent announcement of the detection of gravity waves. They did indeed detect a gravity wave, but their error is in not understanding the nature of gravity waves.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Grover then tells us the real nature of gravity waves. It’s another head-exploder, so if yours is somehow still intact, we urge caution when reading this next excerpt:
As any other wave, gravity waves are partial differential equations, or to explain in simple terms, a wave is generated by a change in a variable in relation to time. Gravity is a function of the product of a constant, the product of two masses interacting divided by the distance squared between them.
All clear? Okay, here’s more:
With this in mind, they should have realized that it is easy to detect gravity waves without spending billions.
Aaaargh!! Grover explains how all that money could have been saved:
The interaction between the Earth and moon create an easily measured gravity wave consisting of the tides which all are familiar with. Also it is possible to create a gravity wave by changing the mass of either body. We see that whenever we step on a scale and see a change in our mass, i.e. we gain weight!
Aaaargh!! Another excerpt:
Thus we have been measuring and observing gravity waves for ages! We just didn’t recognize them as such.
We should stop here, but we may as well go all the way. Grover’s final paragraph is about global warming:
Similarly we must make sure we understand the contributing factors to our environment in regard to global warming. Of course we must at all times make a sincere effort to do no harm to the environment, but any action should be undertaken with careful consideration.
We now have to sweep up the scattered pieces of our head and re-assemble them, so this is where we take our leave of Grover. It was truly an amazing letter.
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