Editor’s note: Running a website that attempts to show the harmony between Christianity and evolution, it’s not uncommon for me to run afoul of my more literalist brothers and sisters. And I’ll be the first to admit that I’m as much to blame for this as anyone, since I don’t tend to be the “olive-branch-bearing” type.
So, occasionally, I do get emails and Facebook messages from fellow Christians who believe all of Genesis is meant to be read as perfectly preserved, literal history, and that the earth is no more than 10,000 years old. Much of the time, these messages are thoughtful, well-written, compelling and even amicable. But that is not the case today. No, what we now have on our hands is something historic: quite possibly, the worst anti-evolution email ever written.
I do not know the individual who wrote the following message, but I believe English is not his first language. Hence, we can and should forgive his grammar, spelling and punctuation errors, as he is probably far more adept at English than you or I would be at reading or writing any language other than our native tongues.
Whether or not today’s letter writer should be forgiven anything else, I will leave up to you.
dear god of evolution
i study biolgy
:i think have a very strong evidence for design in nature
a) we know that a self replicate robot that made from dna need a designer
b) the ape is a self replicate robot
a+b= the ape need a designer
or even a self replicat watch.the evolution side always say that a watch need a designer because it cant self rplicat. so if we will find a self replicat watch we need to say that is made by itself
?plus: if a self replicate car cant evolve into an airplan, how can a bacteria can evolve into human
the evolution say that small steps for milions years become a big steps. but according to this a lots of samll steps in self replicat car (with dna) will evolve into a airplan.
but there is no step wise from car to airplan
evolution say that common similarity is evidence for common descent. but according to this 2 similar self replicat car are evolve from each other
according to evolution a car can evolve in a close room, beacuse a human can evolve in a close room and make a car
check those interesting sites
what you think? yours, guy
Convinced? I didn’t think so. This is the rare example of a reader’s comment that doesn’t even require snarky green text to be funny. And just so you know, the preceding letter was not altered in any way, other than the removal of a lot of unnecessary space in between the lines.
Per GOE’s email guidelines, the letter writer’s identity and email address will not be disclosed, so let’s consider this just a bit of harmless fun. I hope we can take this opportunity to share a chuckle or two, and remember to make the best arguments we possibly can should we choose to enter the realm of logical debate and scientific inquiry.
So what do you think, readers? Have we stumbled upon the worst anti-evolution argument ever? Let us know in the comments below.