Much about evolution is still unexplained
The editorial staff at The Charleston Gazette has a reverential obsession with the theory of evolution ("Science: Strange rejection" editorial in the Jan. 4 Gazette-Mail).
Their thought process seems to be more an act of faith instead of functioning science. This basic theory is hardly more than an assumption and its application raises more questions than answers.
For example, there is support for microevolutionary change, as the editorial referenced, at the Museum of Natural History. In the museum is a chart of canines showing the variances within the species. But nothing explains the macroevolutionary changes, the development of new species, a molecule into a man - or dog, for that matter.
Microevolution and natural selection is a real and identifiable force of nature, but its great deficiency is that it does not create new biological information. The huge amount of biological data in DNA alone is an evolutionary statistical impossibility, and it doesn't explain how information got into biological matter by natural means.
Another problem for evolutionists is the Cambrian Explosion's dazzling array of new life forms, which suddenly appeared fully developed in the fossil record with no transitional species. Where did this massive infusion of new biological information come from?
There is also a dark history to this faith-based band of Darwin's disciples. Ideological Darwinism has historically been sighted as a rational reason for the subjugation of cultures, forced sterilization and even racial genocide.
Now, the Gazette is using it to attack white evangelicals.
Isn't asserting that a person's skin color (white) and/or religious beliefs (evangelical) as being a characteristic of intellectual inferiority (lower education means lower comprehension) discriminatory (racism)?
The intellectual evolution of the progressives at the Gazette seems to be the real missing link.
Clairmont L. Smith
Must people realize the dangers too late?
When a society and its people finally admit that their actions, or lack of, renders them at the mercy of the unknown, they suddenly find a voice in protest. West Virginians have come to that very conclusion. Water is a life-giving substance. Yet, like air, it is highly susceptible to man's and machines' imperfections.
For decades, a small town has openly protested the use of deadly chemicals by several companies operating within yards of their homes. Their outcry was continuously ignored by federal, state and local governmental authorities.