To The Daily Sun,
Dave Pollak in his letter of Sept. 9 says, the study of evolution "takes no position on the existence or non-existence of God". If that were true there would be no controversy between evolution and say, intelligent design. But there is.
Editors of scientific journals can lose their job if they so much as mention intelligent design. College professors are denied tenure or fired for doing so. Researchers, even if they do their research from an intelligent design model, dare not mention it in their reports. If the study of evolution takes no position on the existence or non-existence of God, then why are these things so. To be intellectually honest, in such a study that purports to tell us of the the descent of man through history, that takes no position on the existence of God, would have to consider at least the possibility of his creative power and the design implications of that. To eliminate the consideration of God, the creator, in this study — and that is what the theory of evolution does — is to say that he doesn't exist.
For if he does exist, it is completely unreasonable not to consider him in such a study. This is not a really complicated deduction. Some evolutionists actually are atheists. Others It seems are so conditioned to think only inside the evolutionary box that they can't consider this thought process. No such construct exists in nature, as this you cannot consider God in the study of our history. It is man made.
It's like the Geico commercial with the giant octopus in the pond on a golf course grabbing the golfers in its tentacles and the announcers barely acknowledge it. Here we have the all powerful omnipotent God who can create something out of nothing, who has the reputation through history for doing so, and these geniuses won't consider him. Please don't confuse the issue here. What scientist do when they move from their study in variation in kind in the present to macro evolution; is to create a historical narrative, this is not about science. Sir, I can understand you not believing in a supernatural power. Unless God gives a man faith he cannot have it. (If you sincerely ask God for it He will give it to you.) But please don't call your lack of faith science and cause our youth to stumble by doing so.
Furthermore a science that is based on evidence rather than ridged adherence to a world view would not need to crush descent with a heavy hand as evolutionist do. The evidence would be enough to convict reasonable men. This is not the case with the theory of evolution. It needs the authority of the courts and the fear of scientists, researchers and teachers, of losing their positions and livelihoods if they step out of line, to hold it in place. It is a totalitarian discipline held hostage to an atheistic world view, not really a science as you present it to be.
You say that humans are a 98 percent genetic match for chimpanzees. I will defer to you in that. I'm sure you know more about genetics than I. But to say that, that gives evidence of macro evolution does follow. I'm not sure how old you are but I'll give this a shot. Do you remember the Ford Falcon and the Mercury Comet. (My first car was a Comet) If you compared same year of these two vehicles I bet that you would find that they were at least 98 percent the same. But you couldn't say that the Falcon gave birth to the Comet for it didn't even have the ability to do so, being an inanimate object. But they had the same designer and maker. They were made on the same assembly line even. How can you say that you know that the genetic similarities between humans and chimpanzees are due to evolution rather than their having a common Designer and Creator? And in this case it is clear that two percent makes a world of difference. And as the old Yankee says, "you can't get there from here".
As to, "We teach it to our children so they understand the world": It was in the 1950s and 60s we forbade prayer and Bible recitation in public schools. It was around the same time we started in earnest teaching evolution. How has that been working out for us?
Sir, do you let your toddler learn to cross the street on his own. How then can you teach our children in science class that there is no God. The deduction I made earlier is real. If it is expressed verbally or not it makes its way into our children's hearts when you teach the theory of evolution. You then expect them to find God on their own? Yes, no one can or should try to force someone to believe, but they need to be led in the right direction.