The religion of evolutionism

To the editor:

An anonymous commenter (Mar-11-16 7:32 AM) objects to my Mar. 10 ‘The language of creation’ letter defending ‘Intelligent Design’ by saying: “Magic and miracles are not part of the scientific method.”

Please ponder the contents of the little ball (nucleus) only 5 millionths of a meter in diameter which has far more complex computational abilities than anything IBM or Microsoft have come up with so far. This little library/control center is geared toward building, disposing/ repairing, maintaining, monitoring a great multitude of little factories each packed with extremely complex molecular machines all in communication with each other and transport systems.

Evolutionism says that primordial slime, without the aid of outside intellectual input, got real smart and fashioned molecular systems that exceed the complexity of IBM and Microsoft’s computer languages and operating systems. Evolution is religion masquerading as science. It takes a lot of “faith” to believe in that kind of “religion.”

Evolutionism was proposed by Darwin some 150 years ago. The only reason it has survived this long is because it’s been shielded from any serious challenges/debates in journals and universities; a strategy that was noted even in the late 1800’s. A typical pro-evolutionist will not defend his position, but simply shut down his opponent by mocking and intimidation so he can go on perpetuating the myth. For example; in 2010, professors J. Fodor and M. Palmarini, (self-professed atheists specializing in cognitive science) wrote ‘What Darwin Got Wrong’. They say: “We don’t know very well how evolution works. Nor did Darwin, and nor as far as we can tell, does anybody else.” In reference to shutting down any opposing ideas; they said: ” A view that looks to contradict it (evolution) is ipso facto rejected, however plausible it may otherwise seem. Entire departments, journals and research centers now work on this principle.”

One of three statements carved in stone above the U of Minn. Cyrus Northup Memorial Auditorium entrance says: “Dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth.” I look forward to the day when American universities comply with that code.

Phil Drietz