Creationist Wisdom #722: Creation Science Fan

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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11 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #722: Creation Science Fan

  1. In the past 10 years there have been many new books arguing that evolution of life is mathematically impossible.
    2 + 2 = 3? Is that what he’s referring to?

  2. It’s interesting that the people trying to refute evolution never have any science background – they just argue from a 2000 year old book that has no independent verification, no support other than itself.

  3. Charles Deetz ;)

    At least Charles doesn’t bore us with ‘facts’, he’s proud just to say he is right, and that is good enough. This Charles likes facts, however. Oh and I like facts that prove I’m sane, if not right.

  4. Dave Luckett

    Charles tells us:

    “This science (ie, what he calls “creation science”) is based on the belief that God created the universe and created all living matter, including people.”

    Wrong. What he calls “creation science”, which is actually superstitious twaddle, is based on the belief that God created the universe and all living matter, including people, miraculously.

    That last word is essential to “creation science”. Unless we assume miracles, there is no creation science.

  5. all living matter, including people
    That sounds like an acceptance of materialism. People are living matter? They don’t have spiritual souls?

  6. I’m the last person who should presume to correct anyone else’s typos, but: our Curmudgeon omitted a word in the title to this post, which should of course read

    Creation Science Fiction Fan

  7. Give it to Creacharles: he has turned us evil Darwinists into creacrap fans as well!

    “working to increase our knowledge”
    So let’s not bother Creacharles by asking some specific examples, OK?

  8. “doG created all living matter”? WTF, what about all the non living matter such as rocks and air etc? Who created that?

  9. To paraphrase Wolfgang Pauli: “Creation Science – It’s not even science fiction.”

  10. michaelfugate

    Belief ≠ evidence.

  11. “Charles” writes:

    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.

    “Many” meaning, um . . . what comes after twenty? I’m out of fingers and toes.

    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.

    “Institutions” is right: that’s where professional creationists belong. But “knowledge”? No.

    Creationists love to argue that the formation of complex molecules, let alone life, “just by chance” is “mathematically impossible.” But if that were so, God (or Whoever; mustn’t suggest creationism, that is, intelligent design, is based on the Bible, heh heh) would have to directly intervene constantly just to keep things moving. If What’s-His-Name is supposed to be the Designer, he’d have to be incompetent to design the universe that way. The whole idea of good engineering is to design and build things to run the way you want them to without constant supervision and adjustment.