Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Northwest Florida Daily News of Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The letter is titled Science does not represent truth, and the newspaper has a comments feature.
Unless the letter-writer is a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name — but today we have a special situation. It’s Robbie L. Rogers, whose artwork is on display here. He’s also the author of Guilty of No Wrongdoing (Amazon link). His publisher is Tate Publishing. Their website is no longer functional, but Wikipedia says they’re a vanity press outfit that went out of business in January, and news stories aren’t very flattering.
Anyway, Robbie is an artist, so he qualifies for full name treatment. We’ll give you a few excerpts from his letter, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
What is truth? In many cases there is no such thing, especially in the scientific realm. Science claims to be all about the exact truth, that which can be proven time after time. In fact the exact opposite is the case. Science continually guesses as to what the truth is, meaning scientists often end up with nothing more than what-ifs and maybe’s.
We love it when the letter writer lets us know, right up front, that he doesn’t have a clue. Then he says:
The individual disciplines of science, mathematics, chemistry, mechanics, electronics and other areas operate in the realm of exact truths as best they can. Yet science as a whole is often nothing more than bureaucrats who want to control our minds with what they believe is right and violently reject ideas that do not agree with their own guesses. Much like liberals, they mark you as stupid and dismiss any ideas you have as prattle because you do not agree with them. Science can become and often is a collection of educated bullies who believe they are the only ones with the correct answer, yet history has proven them wrong countless times.
Great, huh? It’s just getting started. Robbie tells us:
Those who think outside-the-box thoughts and prove their theorems based on scientific disciplines are often not accepted by the powers that be.
Yeah, that’s what happened to the Time Cube guy. Robbie continues:
Take the theory of evolution in particular. We send our young to the thousands of higher learning centers to be taught by people who are stuck in a “postulation kingdom.” Most of them have never been in a position of placing their so-called truths into practice.
No doubt about it. Let’s read on:
Gravity is real but can it really be explained? Einstein’s theory of relativity can be mathematically proven to a degree, yet he called it a theory. Time so far has proven him right, but he came from outside the acceptable community of thinkers and it took years for his work to be accepted.
The theory of evolution that is accepted by science as fact is an untruth and cannot be proven unless you make huge jumps in conclusions based on a guess, pure fiction based on acceptable fiction.
Evolution is the worst! Robbie provides some examples:
If you say DNA never dies but can be mutated by circumstances in the environment or manipulated by outside aspects, and you called that evolution, you might be right. But to jump to the conclusion that a whale grew legs and became a dinosaur, or a monkey is mankind’s relative, is more than a wild guess. It is not based on anything close to real truth. Truth does not come from educated idiots and there are many.
Now we’ll jump to the end:
If you want to believe in an evolution that says weird things like an ape was my daddy’s great granddaddy, then you are wrong. That is too big of a leap of faith. Nevertheless if science is right and evolution is real, then God caused it to happen. But I may be wrong.
Great letter, Robbie! Solid gold!
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