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 Samuel. 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 fascinating our earth is. One often wonders how, what with all the negative impacts to our environment, the earth compensates, and has been compensating for thousands of years.
Yeah, “thousands of years.” That’s your first clue, dear reader. Then Sammy says:
“Altered evolution” is a new buzz word in the scientific club where facts are often sullied by unproven presuppositions.
We never encountered that new buzz word, but that’s probably because we don’t belong to a “scientific club” like the one described by Sammy. He tells us:
“Fish growing smaller mouths” to avoid hooks. “Swallows developing smaller and more maneuverable wings” are observed changes and are facts in and of themselves. Species adaptation has been observed for centuries.
It looks like Sammy is dancing the “micro-macro mambo,” described in Common Creationist Claims Confuted. He continues:
However, the myth that these changes are “changing the course of evolutionary history” has been driving scientific research built upon an unproven, never observed, un-reproduceable theory.
Ah yes — evolution is “an unproven, never observed, un-reproduceable theory.” But it’s supported by all the evidence, and contradicted by none. We should also point out that miraculous creation is also unproven, unobserved, and un-reproduceable. Additionally, unlike creationism, evolution makes testable predictions — see The Lessons of Tiktaalik. Ah well, let’s read on:
Speciation is proven using the scientific method. Evolution is not and never has been proven. [Gasp!] Therefore, conclusions by scientists in the absence of fact [Hee hee!], fall back for support upon unproven theory (belief) rather than observable facts.
This is powerful criticism! Sammy is revealing that scientists are a bunch of fools! The conclusion of his letter is absolutely devastating:
We gripe about corruption in all walks of life, so why are we not surprised that science has been corrupted by fuzzy thinking.
Sammy has given us much to think about here, dear reader. What do you make of it?
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