Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, of Fort Worth, Texas. The title is Creation Science. It’s the first of several unrelated letters at that link, and although the newspaper has a comments feature (with none so far), the comments that do appear could be for any of them.
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 Charles. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
Kathy Miller of the Texas Freedom Network wrote that a biology panel for the state board decided to eliminate “anti-evolution nonsense” that biologists and other experts saw as “based on junk science.”
Charles is referring to this: State Board of Education targets evolution. It’s very good, and it offended Charles. He says:
I would defend what she terms “junk science.” A more proper term is creation science.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Yeah, that’s a much better description. Charles begins his defense of creation science:
This science is based on the belief that God created the universe and created all living matter, including people.
That sounds scientific to us! He continues:
People who deny that there is a God have created a mythology of life being created by nature as a simple building block that evolved into more complex structure ending in humans. Miller accepts that as science.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Evolution is mythology and creationism is science. What a great letter! Let’s read on:
In the past 10 years there have been many new books arguing that evolution of life is mathematically impossible. Many scientists have come to realize that there must be a better explanation.
Yes, those are all great books, which is why they’ve persuaded so many “scientists.” Charles’ final paragraph is his best:
Texas has several institutions that contribute to this knowledge. The Institute for Creation Research in Dallas, the Creation Evidence Museum in Glen Rose and many other organizations are working to increase our knowledge.
Charles is a happy man, and his letter is a great addition to our collection.
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