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 Carl. 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!
In 1970, when called up by my country, I fought against the Communists. [Good show, Carl!] How ironic that this same mentality, which subjugated a couple of billion people in Asia and Europe, would dominate much thought in America today.
Egad — the commies are taking over America! Carl says:
No, we’re not communists, yet. I’m not saying that, but we are beginning to act the way they do in many situations. For instance, the Left in this nation does our whole country a huge disservice when it silences free speech and free scientific inquiry.
We think we know where Carl is going. He continues:
Students here are not allowed the privilege of examining the truth about origins. [Groan!] Teachers and students are effectively brainwashed by humanistic ideology, or threatened by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) into an inability to truly examine science, if it conflicts with the state’s interest.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Why does the state have an interest in evolution? Stalin didn’t like it. He preferred Lysenkoism. And as we said in Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand and Charles Darwin’s Natural Selection, the theory of evolution is remarkably compatible with free enterprise economics, especially regarding the “invisible hand.” Evolution doesn’t have and doesn’t need a designer. Carl continues:
Just a simple look into the fact that there are many misleading and erroneous statements in evolutionary theory is prohibited by those in power.
What? People can visit the Discoveroids’ website, and Hambo’s, and hundreds of others whenever they like. Let’s read on:
Propositions like punctuated equilibrium, which opposes the neo-Darwinism position, irreducible complexity at the cellular level, transitional forms, coal formation, and radiometric dating methods could all, and should have, the light of truth thrown on them.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! What an ark-load! Punctuated equilibrium is a controversial idea in evolution to explain what seems to be the sudden appearance of new species in the fossil record. It’s widely debated, and not suppressed at all. As for transitional forms, an ever-growing number of them are being discovered — see List of transitional fossils — and we’re not aware of that news being suppressed either. Oh — the news that there are no transitional forms doesn’t get much publicity, but there are good reasons for that.
Also, Carl also wants “the light of truth” to be thrown on coal formation and radiometric dating methods. We assume he thinks it’s all a pack of lies that somehow serves the interests of our commie masters. Anyway, his letter ends with this:
But at last, to do so would remove one of the false legs the Leftist use to silence wisdom.
Somehow, Carl’s “wisdom” wasn’t silenced. The Daily Astorian published it. And as for evolution being a commie plot, we rebutted that clunker in Marx, Stalin, and Darwin. Anyway, we thank Carl for his military service — and for his entertaining letter.
Copyright © 2018. The Sensuous Curmudgeon. All rights reserved.