Traverse City Record-Eagle

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March 8, 2014

Letters to the Editor: 03/08/2014

Assumptions improvable

I strongly disagree with Gerald Wilgus, Feb. 27 Forum, who wrote that it is time we all celebrate Darwin Day. Macro evolution is nothing more than a belief system that the majority in the science community teaches. Those like Mr. Wilgus want to eliminate critical thinking that contradicts this belief system.

In the science community natural science is the only thought process allowed to explain the origin of the universe and the origin of life. Natural science by definition does not allow for an outside intelligent designer (God) to exist. In other words, one must explain how we get something from nothing, how the universe created itself, how a non-living cell became a living cell and how an ape-like creature without a soul or a spirit became man.

What Mr. Wilgus believes and what I believe, creation, are both belief systems. Both belief systems have to start with assumptions that are improvable but must be accepted by faith. Scientists from both camps of thinking look at the same evidence, but their conclusions differ because their starting points differ. No one needs to believe in evolution to work in micro biology or any other scientific field to make amazing discoveries.

Ken Kreh

Traverse City

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