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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • In a less-than-sapient attack on Bill Varble and evolutionary theory, Ron Wallace's letter April 17 draws numerous specious conclusions typical of religious fundamentalists.
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  • In a less-than-sapient attack on Bill Varble and evolutionary theory, Ron Wallace's letter April 17 draws numerous specious conclusions typical of religious fundamentalists.
    He challenges Varble to "prove" evolution by changing a dog into a cat — apparently believing that failure invalidates evolutionary theory. That isn't science. It isn't even reasonable.
    Worldwide, fossil-bearing sedimentary layers that have accumulated over time consistently range from simpler and fewer to more complex and myriad life forms. Those whose beliefs can't withstand scrutiny often disregard geologic history. Many have no facility for logic and some resort to snide comments and crude insinuation.
    Wallace states that "animal genetics is not in (his family's) DNA," implying that he is non-animal, while seemingly insinuating that Varble is less intelligent because of his beliefs. Sorry, but Wallace and the rest of the animal kingdom share a significant percentage of DNA (as 99 percent of biologists would attest).
    Here's an exercise for the fundamentally encumbered and perhaps for someone like Wallace with which to dramatically demonstrate how "intelligently designed" they are: Using reason, explain how, without evolution, virtually every species of marsupial wound up in Australia. Then, prove it. Caution: You can't fall back on the Bible for this one. — M. Savage, Medford
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