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Letter to the editor: Reader responds to creationist column

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 12:01 am

Mr. Wellman: Sir, There is no debate in science about creation science’s validity. Therefore there is no scientific evolution vs. creationism debate.

Nice try!

There are 15 million science research articles in the Library of Congress science catalog. Creationism articles are filed in the religion section because creationism is not and never has been science. Contrary to the intentionally misleading references you make to great historical “creationist” scientists, one cannot find any reference to magic or supernatural events in laws and scientific theories.

Galileo, Kelvin, Pasteur, Newton and all major scientific leaders can’t be creationists because creationism involves intentionally misinforming others ignoring data, invoking magical events and failing to account for advances in man’s knowledge of the natural world. Flood geology and creationist explanations of geology paleontology, basic physics (radiometric age dating) and all the other basic science creationists like yourself consistently attack, has long since been discredited and is not advocated by any accredited and reputable university or scientific organizations.

Creationism is not belief in a creator alone; virtually every religion worldwide believes that. Rather, creationism is deliberate and willful ignorance proselytized to others in an attempt to mislead, misinform and attack logic, reason, the scientific method and the values of the Enlightenment on which this nation was founded.

We don’t need articles to promote critical thinking in science. That’s what science is. But you need articles to promote your religious ideas, dressed up in a lab coat. Your claims have huge denominational, legal and scientific problems (NCSE website)

But, Mr. Wellman, let’s be fair. If you have data or research disproving evolution (and by extension the fundamental tenets of many other sciences), you need to write all that down, submit it to a peer reviewed accredited science journal, and collect your Nobel Prize. Or just slink back home.

liam Brian Fraser

Turtle Creek, Texas