Today we have another letter-to-the-editor for you. It appears in the Moscow Pullman Daily News of both Moscow, Idaho and Pullman, Washington. The letter is titled The Bible and science. The newspaper seems to have a comments feature, but there aren’t any yet.
Unless the writer is a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. We can’t figure out who today’s letter-writer is, so we’ll use only his first name, which is Larry. 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!:
A recent letter writer stated, “What is the relevance of the Bible to science? None. Let’s appreciate the achievements of science without invoking the divine.” I submit that the author of this quote has it exactly backwards.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! We’re off to a good start. Then Larry says:
God created this universe based on his logic and consistency. Consequently, science and math work and are trustworthy. [That explains everything!] Science is, however, being constantly revised to better reflect reality, another term for God’s truth.
After that, Larry tells us:
At one time, archeologists dismissed the history presented in the Bible. [The fools!] Now archeologists often use the Bible when working in the Bible lands because it has proven to be consistently true.
Yes, every word is true! Larry continues:
A straightforward reading of the Bible suggests a young earth, which many geologists and evolutions [sic] claim is untrue. The billions of years claimed since the proposed big bang is challenged by a variety of opposing scientific evidence suggesting a young earth and probably a young universe.
Right — an ark-load of evidence suggests a young earth and a young universe. You gotta be an idiot to deny it. Let’s read on:
Scientists are finding C14 in coal seams, diamonds and ancient wood and soft tissue in dinosaur bones suggesting these are much younger than evolution science is claiming. The geology of the Earth is best explained by the biblical flood of Noah, which occurred about 4,500 years ago.
We’ll just let that sit there. Here’s another excerpt:
Human lineage from nuclear DNA and Y chromosome differences also points back to the three offspring of Noah. [Wowie!] Science has not substantiated evolution, even though it is taught as if factual. Science has no factual support for the origin of life apart from God creating it.
Larry really knows his stuff! Here’s more:
The lack of a factual basis for the origin of death [What?] strongly supports God as the cause. [Gasp!] There is significant scientific support for continued existence after death [Hee hee!], which the Bible clearly supports. Biblical prophecy has historically been 100 percent correct.
That was one of the best paragraphs ever! And now we come to the end:
To those who disagree, please present your case based on scientific facts, not suppositions without a verifiable factual basis.
Okay, dear reader — you read Larry’s challenge. If you’re foolish enough to disagree with him, you’ll need scientific facts. Do you have the courage to try?
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