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Creationist article stirs response

By Editorial Staff
Published April 3, 2008

In response to the article “Does Creation Science Have the Answers?” – Why can’t the two theories live together in harmony? It is always said that one of God’s days can be any length of time. Thus, after God put the raw materials in space, why could not his law of physics rule, the “Big Bang” providing the light.

As for the evolution and individual days of specific creatures and plants etc., why could it not be that each of the first six days was a major point in the evolutionary trail? The two match up very well, with plant life, then animal life, etc. Then, why cannot present time be the day of rest in which no more significant advances have evolved?

With this level of thought no one is wrong. Why can’t these Creation scientists accept that they evolved from a lesser animal? Compared to God, all creatures are nearly equal enough to allow one to think humans are a step above apes on an evolutionary track.

P.S. I filled out a questionnaire to receive a free issue a few months ago. Thanks anyways, but I strongly disagree with most of the articles and find many of them to be mere opinions. The ones that are supported are backed up by more opinion or facts that I find highly questionable as to their reliability. It seems as though, if the study sounds like it supports the opinion, it is used.

David G. Venters
University of Florida

Editor’s note: The question “Evolved From a Lesser Animal?” is the focus of an article this month on page 20. We have been careful to include sources from both the creationist and evolutionist point of view. We encourage readers to look these up in the reference room of your local university library. By reading the actual source documents and comparing the “evidence” in favor of evolution to the story told in most science textbooks, we maintain that most people would be surprised just how biased our nation’s school curriculum is toward evolution.

Radio listener responds

I heard about your newspaper on “The Christian Forum” – WEZE Boston (Feb. 24, 1991) and I’d like to receive it – I am a Christian Catholic and am presently seeking God’s will and vision for my own life – so it was great hearing the broadcast and how the paper began.

Carol J. Dewing
Arlington, Massachusetts


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