Evolution, the inexorable movement toward complexity, may be God’s design and manufacturing process, but should that idea be included in science textbooks? That’s an easy question to answer if you have a bent toward science: Eliminate God from the equation.
But are there other considerations?
Opponents of evolution believe that legitimate questions of a scientific nature cast a pall on certain aspects of evolution, and these questions should be discussed in the textbooks.
A maxim of science is: If you don’t know the answer, say so. But not knowing doesn’t necessarily translate into supernatural. Answers may be forthcoming.
For years, science has been unable to understand how life emerged from innate particles, a pre-evolution problem, and consequently God’s helping hand has been invoked.
But recently, an abundance of complex molecules, precursors to DNA, have been discovered in outer space, probably forged in the belly of supernovas, and these molecules could have been transported to Earth via comets. Discoveries like this indicate that the universe is disposed toward life.
That means that the Creator of our reality operates at a higher level, allowing the process to move forward on its own, and therefore his perceived influence is not needed in science textbooks.
— Jim Hahn, Fort Worth
As some readers have opined previously, columnist Bud Kennedy shouldn’t venture from his critiques of restaurants.
A Muslim prayer room in a Christian university is just another step toward Muslim domination of another country (ours). (See Wednesday column, “Muslim bashers take aim at Wesleyan.”)
If Kennedy doesn’t understand Muslim teachings and persists in defending their agenda, it’s time to throw him out.
— Tom Walker,
North Richland Hills
One of the major strengths of Nelson Mandela was his desire to unite his country.
He was successful in this and, because of him, South Africa is now a united country.
What a contrast to our president, Barack Obama, who is one of the most divisive presidents we’ve ever had.
I wish that Mandela could have been America’s first black president.
— Brenda Wright, Arlington
David Patterson whined about road conditions in his Wednesday letter (“Effects of the ice storm”).
It was arrogant to think that, because roads were not drivable Sunday night during the middle of the ice event, it was the fault of the local municipalities, or anyone else. That’s absurd!
Also, where did he come up with billions of revenue lost?
— Bob Cosby, Fort Worth
How soon we forget. In 1950, China invaded North Korea, killing thousands of American soldiers and Marines.
And how do we repay them?
We buy billions of their products every year.
Meanwhile, while Republicans have resisted attempts at regulation, the Obama administration has allowed China to ship their meat products to the U.S. without labeling where this meat came from. Eat heartily, my friends.
We must take our country back from the bureaucrats and politicians who have allowed lobbyists to take away the government’s obligation to protect its citizens.
America has the largest disparity between the rich and the rest of its citizens of any country in the world.
What’s wrong with this picture?
— Edward Lindsay, Fort Worth
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