Kathy Miller of the Texas Freedom Network wrote that a biology panel for the state board decided to eliminate “anti-evolution nonsense” that biologists and other experts saw as “based on junk science.” (“State Board of Education targets evolution,” Wednesday Opinion)
I would defend what she terms “junk science.” A more proper term is creation science.
This science is based on the belief that God created the universe and created all living matter, including people.
People who deny that there is a God have created a mythology of life being created by nature as a simple building block that evolved into more complex structure ending in humans. Miller accepts that as science.
In the past 10 years there have been many new books arguing that evolution of life is mathematically impossible. Many scientists have come to realize that there must be a better explanation.
Texas has several institutions that contribute to this knowledge. The Institute for Creation Research in Dallas, the Creation Evidence Museum in Glen Rose and many other organizations are working to increase our knowledge.
Charles A. Rodenberger, Granbury
The reason for showing the negatives of evolution in textbooks and classroom instruction is that there’s no convincing “proof” of evolution at all!
The matter of evolution is not one of science, since science only deals with experimentation and repeatable events.
No one has observed evolution, nor has anyone duplicated evolution. It’s left to unbelieving scientists to conjecture how all things arose without a creator.
It’s time to cease castigating creation as “anti-evolution nonsense.” While I wouldn’t endorse the Discovery Institute or Probe Ministries (they merely show the impossibility of evolution and don’t show who actually created), their involvement would be better than Miller’s unscientific and unbelieving proposals.
Creationists aren’t “standing in the way” of Texas students’ education. Kathy Miller herself is promoting a naturalistic, anti-scientific plan to defeat supernaturalism, creationism and science.
Count me among many folk concerned about the future of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.
Perhaps it is time to form new negotiating teams representing the executive board and the musicians to formulate a win-win contract.
Are the 60 or so board members not on the executive board doing their job as board members and finding the funds needed to keep this great asset alive and healthy?
William M. Gould Jr.,
Regarding “Ken Starr defends ousted coach Art Briles, says there is no ‘endemic problem’ at Baylor” (Sept. 25):
I agree despite the misuse of the word endemic.
Baylor’s Title IX problems have apparently been solved with the firing of several people, including Starr and Briles, both of whom were paid more than $1 million per year.
It sounds like they’d both like to get back into that cookie jar.
Can Dak Prescott pitch?
I realize Texas is “red-state” country, but please.
Donald Trump cannot be presidential (Wednesday editorial, “Trump fails to seize upper hand”).
He has shown the nation over and over again that he lacks the temperament to be presidential.
From his birther claim, which launched his campaign, to the many gaffes he has made since then — it makes me wonder how the Star-Telegram Editorial Board even hopes he can be presidential.
Let’s say that he is flawless over the next 40 days. Does that mean he has changed?
There is an old saying that you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.
Willie R. Hargis, Forest Hill