Letter to the Editor, Farmville Herald

Letter to Editor, Farmville Herald

This letter is in response to the pro-evolution letter of 3-1-06.

An earlier letter supporting intelligent design, clearly identifies Stephen Gould (who believes in more "RAPID" change) as an evolutionist. In his final book, Carl Sagan, another evolutionist, described the theory of evolution as the doctrine that "human beings (and all the other species) have SLOWLY evolved by natural processes...." According to a 1994 essay in the New York Review of Books, John M. Smith, the "dean" of British neo-Darwinists, sees Gould as "so confused as to be hardly worth bothering with...." (See Philip Johnson, Prof. of Law, U. Cal, Berkley, "The Unraveling of Scientific Materialism." 3.) When two prominent evolutionists can't agree on something as fundamental as the speed of the purported macro-evolutionary process, it is clear that these men are making judgments on the basis of FAITH, not fact.

What about the second law of thermodynamics? In terms of organic life, it is clear that an open system, with access to the sun's energy, in and of itself, does not generate long-term growth and organization. The sun's energy may bathe a pile of steel from now on, but that steel will never become a functioning automobile and, most certainly, not a living, organic entity. Availability of energy (by the first law of thermodynamics) does not stop the basic principal of decay (by the second law of thermodynamics.) "Quantity of energy is not the question, but quality." (Edward Blick. Ph.D. Evolution and the Second Law of Thermodynamics, 3.) As Dr. Henry Morris writes, in the case of a plant, for example, there must be a coded system for its growth written into its template or code. Where does this code come from? Human experience dictates that "A code always requires an intelligent coder," an intelligent designer. (Henry Morris, Evolution or Entropy, 1973.) To believe that such living, organic marvels as plants and animals could come about by chance takes more faith than many objective thinkers can muster.

The snowflake is a product of an intelligently designed, finely tuned eco-system. Where is the verifiable evidence for an inorganic snowflake evolving into an organic, living snowflake? Where is the evidence for dust evolving into a living entity? To believe that such has happened or is happening, is a position based on pure FAITH, not fact.

In summary, "Evolution is a fairy tale for grown-ups. This theory has helped nothing in the progress of science. It is useless." (Bounoure, Le Monde Et La Vie (October, 1963; Director of Research at the National Center of Scientific Research, France.)

Clearly, macro-evolution has entered into the realm of faith and religion. Therefore, in the public schools of Virginia, the teaching of Darwinian evolution should have the same restrictions placed upon it that other religions have placed upon them.

Macro-evolution is a FAITH-BASED RELIGION; not a fact-based science..

Signed: Fillmer Hevener, Farmville


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