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 Steve. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
I read Tom Krattenmaker’s article in the July 14 issue of The News Journal with great interest.
We can’t find that article. What was it that interested Steve? He says:
My background is in pharmacy so I am a scientist, educationally. I am also a Christian.
Ah, Steve is a pharmacist, so that makes him a scientist. He tells us:
The title “More Christians accepting evolution” does not describe the article very well. While it may be true that fewer Christians are accepting the “young Earth creationist” model, many more scientists are beginning to reject the Darwinian evolution model.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Hordes of scientists are rejecting evolution. It’s all they talk about at pharmacy conventions. Steve continues:
Yes, speciation does occur — changes in birds, etc.
Groan — it’s the micro-macro mambo, which we described in Common Creationist Claims Confuted. Let’s read on:
But even Darwin admitted that “if it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down.”
Egad — that’s exactly what Darwin said — see Origin of Species, Chapter 6. However, Darwin follows that sentence immediately with this:
But I can find out no such case. No doubt many organs exist of which we do not know the transitional grades, more especially if we look to much-isolated species, around which, according to the theory, there has been much extinction. … We should be extremely cautious in concluding that an organ could not have been formed by transitional gradations of some kind.
Brace yourself, dear reader, because the pharmacist is now going to show that Darwin was wrong:
Irreducible complexity of the immune system and clotting mechanisms are just two such systems that destroy his theory. It is amazing that some scientists still cling to it.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Irreducible complexity — which no one understands except Discoveroids. Steve is obviously a fan of Michael Behe. He ought to familiarize himself with Kitzmiller v. Dover: Michael Behe’s Testimony.
And now we come to the end:
Of course, the publishers of books supporting this theory are too dependent on keeping it alive.
Ah yes, that explains it. Evolution is a conspiracy of the book publishers. Great letter, Steve!
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