Today’s letter-to-the-editor was found in the Waco Tribune-Herald, of Waco, Texas. It’s titled Creator knows all, and it’s the second letter at that link. The newspaper has a comments section — with no comments yet. [Addendum: try Creator knows all.]
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’s author qualifies for full-name treatment. It’s Don Hardcastle, described at the end as “Emeritus Professor of Physics, Baylor University.” Baylor, as you know, is a Baptist university in Waco, Texas.
Here are some excerpts from the Professor’s letter, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
With the pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus, the massive destruction in the American West caused by the forest fires and the tremendous flooding and damage from a series of hurricanes, we are continually advised to study and follow the science behind these happenings.
Nothing wrong with that — or is there? The Professor says:
One of the major laws of science is that you cannot create something from nothing. [That seems reasonable!] Thus the earth and the magnificent universe of which it is a part had to have been created by something bigger than it. [Huh?] And science was just one of the entities of this creation.
Wow — science is an entity of creation! The Professor is amazing. After that he tells us:
Another law of science states that a system, like things on the earth, if left isolated, will move to a state of more disorder. Thus, man could not have evolved from some organism coming out of an ancient warm pond into the semi-intelligent beings we now are without some outside intervention.
That’s a rather clumsy description of the Second law of thermodynamics. Creationists are always claiming it makes evolution impossible — see Discovery Institute Gives Us Their Best Argument. The Professor ends his brief letter with this:
Is it now time we put our faith and trust in the Creator rather than just one entity of the creation? Science can be helpful; however, many of our needs go beyond science.
Do your needs go beyond science, dear reader? If so, only Oogity Boogity can help you.
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