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Thomas out of his element on evolution

Thomas out of his

element on evolution

Although Cal Thomas is an excellent columnist, (The Union, Aug. 27), he is certainly out of his element when he writes about the rival claims of creationist and evolutionists.

Creation concepts are based largely on the short and contradictory passages in Genesis, chapters 1 and 2. Evolution is based on millions of observations, not only on the actual remains of humans and our evolving ancestors, but also on those of other forms of life such as horses and whales, and especially on real fossils well preserved in sediments, such as the shells of single-celled animals and plants. On the basis of such remains, paleontologists actually see evolution in action.

Thomas mentioned the views of ancient scientists who had no access to such data and also that of a famous deceased astrophysicist who knew much about rockets, but probably nothing about the content of rocks. Many paleontologists and related geoscientists that I know personally attend church and usually don’t deny the influence of God. We still have much to learn about the overwhelming vastness of our universe.

Allan P. Bennison

Grass Valley

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