Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I write 'em, but that doesn't mean they are published

Dear Editor:

In your editorial, "Time-tested," (Dispatch, Wednesday, October 22, 2008) you did a great disservice to science when you made the claim that evolution is a fact. A theory is not a fact. A theory is simply the explanation of observed and verifiable phenomena -- facts.

Now this is not some minor quibble over your choice of a word. It is a question as to the intent of your message. Was your intent to further science or the theory of evolution? I wondered.

But then your final paragraph revealed your intent. You created a crisis (the supposed sad state of science education in the US) in order to further your cause. My questions: Does my belief in Biblical creation affect your life in any way? What about the same belief held by my children's doctor?

Is this really a crisis of science? Hmmm.

Jim Fedako

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

To illustrate how far everything has shifted to the Communist side most people still believe The Dispatch is a Conservative newspaper. Ben Marrison, who is in charge right now, is a lefty. Years ago he took the time to editorialize about his aunt who, after marrying and having children, came out of the closet and left her family to live as a lesbian. He wrote this to explain why he would be steering the paper in a queer-accepting direction.