I keep waiting on the talented cartoonist Keith Bell to weigh in on the battle being waged in the editorial section of the RDR between Dr. Donald Burleson and John Watson. Mr Bell’s long list of pointed cartoons get right to the heart of the bullshit that is tolerated in Roswell,NM. These gentleman have been writing post doctoral type exposition advancing their views on evolution and creationism respectively.
Please forgive this this brief distraction by Cal Thomas who waited til Chris Hitchens died to publish the standard bromides attempting to refute atheism.
Both guys, presumably past middle aged , use science as a bludgeon to support their very fixed vantage points. I posit their ages only to make a significant point. Does either gentleman really believe he has even a faint possibility of altering the others rigid and unyielding world view?
Mr Watson closes his most recent letter to the editor with Donald, it would be a pleasure to really explain God’s Word to you so you can then state you have examined the evidence from both design and evolution standpoints.
Watson emphatically wants a teleology and purpose to our existence. Evolution coldly rules out any possibility of the intelligent design espoused by Mr. Watson. What evidence does Watson have for proving that a man around 2000 years ago was dead for 3 days and then came back to life?
Moreover, Watson labors under the erroneous non sequitur of since us humans design things, then we must have been designed by some transcendent entity that loves us and cares for us. There is no way to ever establish the veracity of such a weak argument as this. Paley fell victim to this same specious type of thinking centuries ago.
Donald Burleson would be a likely exponent of the two books written by Richard Dawkins titled The Selfish Gene and The Blind Watchmaker. Both books lucidly reveal the same type of life creating self replicating chemistry that Dr. Burleson mentions in his letter.
In my view, John Watson sees the world the way he wants it to be and Mr. Burleson attempts to see the world the way it is.