February 24, 2008

On the Other Hand, There Are Numbskulls Like Martin Eichinger

There have been recent letters to the editor which have tried to prove that evolution is a scientific fact. Therefore, it must be accepted and taught in our public schools. Creationism should not be taught because it is "unscientific."

This letter is in response to that viewpoint. The dictionary states that science is the observation, identification, description, experimental investigation and theoretical explanation of natural phenomena. Thus Darwinism is simply his theory of how things may have developed gradually over many millions of years.

Creationism is simply the belief that an almighty eternal God in his infinite capability placed fully grown mankind on his specially created planet Earth. This is not a theory but a biblical fact.

A former public school biology teacher named Roger Patterson wrote the book "Evolution Exposed." In its second edition, it is already a great success. It is being read by thousands of public school educators.

Students, teachers, parents, creationists, anti-creationists and atheists are invited to visit WWW.AnswersinGenesis.org or visit the stunning new AIG museum in Kentucky at www.creationmuseum.org. I am hoping many readers will respond to this invitation. God will bless them for it.

Martin Eichinger, Midland, MI

Biblical facts? The only fact here is that the Bible says something. So what?

Darwinism? "His" theory? Sorry, but this is epic fail, as the popular expression goes. Darwin didn't know a fraction of what we know today, and "his" theory has long since become THE theory based precisely on all of that observation and experimentation. There's nothing simple about that; no one person could possibly have done everything that's been done. The only truly simple thing here is Marty Eichinger of Midland, Michigan.

The difference between the two, my bone-headed friend, is that evolutionary biology is the result of looking at the real world, and Creationism is the result of staring at one particular book and pretending that the real world doesn't even exist. Pretending that everything from paleontology to molecular biology to comparative anatomy doesn't exist may be very useful in maintaining a myopic vision of the world, but it certainly does not result in being able to construct any kind of theory.

I hope that many readers will visit Universal Studios and see the Jurassic Park animatronics. I don't know about anybody getting blessed for doing so, but they provide just as much useful information as do the animatronic dinosaurs at the theme park for Creationists in Kentucky.

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