Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

April 11th, 2012 in Opinion Letters

Evolutionists delude themselves

The recent rant against creation is typical of pseudo-scientists. Many don't understand science and what it is.

True science is inductive, which means it relies on observation and experimentation to form conclusions.

Faith is deductive, which begins with a desired conclusion and seeks to support it with evidence, which requires faith and contains an element of doubt no matter how compelling the evidence.

Since no one observed the origins of life on Earth, and there have been no successful experiments to replicate the formation of life, the origin of life remains in the realm of faith for both the creationist and the evolutionist.

Organic evolution relies on the premise that matter and energy came from nowhere or always existed.

Creationism relies on the premise God has always existed and He created.

Both viewpoints are faith and equally valid, but neither is scientific.

The differences are those beholding to creationism are intellectually honest and admit their faith, while the pseudo-science evolutionists claim their assumptions are "facts" and delude themselves that beliefs are based on true scientific induction.

There are only two possibilities when it comes to the origins of life: In the beginning God created or He did not. Both are matters of faith.

ROY CURTIS, Jasper, Tenn.

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It's time to end Obama 'kingship'

Campaigning candidate Barack Obama warned; "We are five days away from fundamentally changing the United States of America." Later, Valarie Jarrett, Obama's senior adviser, pledged: "We will be ready to rule from day one." Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, later advised they should "never let a crisis go to waste."

Using sordid tactics of Saul Alinsky's playbook, "Rules for Radicals," Obama and his czar-minions target a strategic market segment, create public perception that it has a catastrophic infrastructure problem, label it a "national crisis," propagandize that only the federal government can "fix" the crisis, then pass a draconian law to seize the industry "causing" the crisis. This process is repeated in other segments -- i.e., health care, banking, environment -- "fundamentally" transforming America into socialism.

Obama's recent tyrannical power-grabs: sneaking language into the "National Defense Authorization Act" that allows him to "indefinitely detain U.S. citizens" -- a draconian threat to our civil liberties; and signing the "National Defense Resources Preparedness" executive order, granting himself control of every aspect of the American economy in the event of war, or even during a peacetime "emergency."

Obama's "messianic" reign is exposed, and we should end his unconstitutional "kingship" in November.

PAUL SHEARER