Today’s letter-to-the-editor, like the one we wrote about a week ago (#669: Wham-Bam-Pow!), appears in the Reading Eagle of Reading, Pennsylvania — known as “The Pretzel City” because of numerous local pretzel bakeries. The letter is titled Macroevolution is a religion, and the newspaper has a comments feature.
Because the 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 Jacob. We’ll call him “Jake.” Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
The word “evolution” has many different meanings. Two definitions vital to Darwinian evolution are microevoloution and macroevolution.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! No, Jake, but — like Hambo’s arbitrary distinction between “operational” and “historical” science — such definitions are vital to creationists. See the section titled “Micro-yes, Macro-no” in our Common Creationist Claims Confuted. Back to the letter:
Microevolution, also called adaption or variation, is a change within a species. The Galapagos finches are a prime example of microevolution. Finches from different Islands have small differences, such as their beaks. However they are all still finches.
Jeepers, who knew? Let’s read on:
Macroevolution is the change from one kind of animal to another, such as a monkey to a man.
Gasp — that’s impossible! Jake continues:
When Darwinists say that evolution is a scientific fact, they are talking about the facts supporting microevolution. They then say macroevolution is true, even though it is not scientifically supported. There is no evidence for macroevolution. There is no evidence observable, demonstrable or repeatable. However macroevolution is presented as fact, even though it isn’t.
Wow — there’s no evidence for the evolution of new species! Why haven’t we been told about this before? Here’s more:
The whole theory is a religion against a creator. Using the science behind microevolution, Darwin created the religion of macroevolution.
Egad — he’s right! Evolution is a religion! Moving along:
Charles Darwin created his theory of macroevolution based on two fundamental concepts: the world and all the animals exist, and that a creator does not exist.
What a brilliant analysis! Yes — that’s all there is to Darwin’s theory. And this is Jake’s stunning conclusion:
Microevolution is fact, macroevolution is a religion.
We’re grateful to Jake. First, he told us about evolution’s two vital definitions. Then he told us about Darwin’s two fundamental concepts. He has forever changed the way we’re going to think about Darwin and his so-called theory. How about you, dear reader?
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