Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears at the website WalesOnline, which refers to itself as “as Wales’ premier outlet for breaking news.” They’re located in Cardiff, the capital of Wales. The letter is titled Evolution left us up to our own devices, and it’s the fifth letter at that link. They don’t seem to have 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, but instead of a first name he uses his initials — RH. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, some bold font for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]. Here we go!
How good it was to read (June 7) Dr John F Harvey’s letter questioning Darwinian evolution. Unless we know exactly where to look, this is not something we are likely to read much about.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! That’s the letter we recently discussed in #871: Genius in Wales. Also, it’s amusing that Mr. RH doesn’t know where to go to read about creationism. Maybe they don’t have Google in Wales. Then he says:
These days, evolution is generally presented as scientific fact and taught as such in our schools. And woe betide anyone who questions it even though it doesn’t qualify as observational science. Nevertheless, it is nothing but pure conjecture.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! After that he tells us:
If you ask an evolutionist for the reason behind their thinking, the likely answer will be that it’s because they believe the theory has been proven [Groan] and most other people believe the same. But an evolutionary belief requires that at one point in time, life arose from non-life. This was something Louis Pasteur proved to be impossible. Life can only arise from life.
Not that old clunker again! If you need a rebuttal, it’s in Common Creationist Claims Confuted. Scroll down to “Law of Biogenesis.” Our letter-writer continues:
So why have we become so accepting of something which has no solid scientific foundation?
Why, why? Our letter-writer gives us the answer:
I suggest it’s mainly because the alternative is to believe in a Creator God (as per Genesis 1-11) as our ultimate authority. A God who has put all rules in place and can rightly expect them to be honoured, not only for His glory but for our good. But we, in our wayward, secular humanistic way [Hee hee!], believe we know best. So it’s convenient for us to accept the randomness of evolutionary theory even though it defies logic. [Ooooooooooooh!] It allows us to believe what we want to believe. A world of no moral absolutes, where the dubious opinion of fallible man holds sway. And so we arrive at the state we are today.
Jeepers, he’s right! That’s why the world is such a mess. And now we come to the end:
Dr Harvey [the earlier letter-writer] wonders what would be the effect if Darwin were alive today and presented his theory. Well, mankind hasn’t changed, and I suggest we would swallow it hook, line and sinker.
That’s because people are fools! But not Mr. RH. He’s smart, and he knows The Truth™!
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