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Readers' Views: Here's another attempt to teach calculus to a cat

Posted 2/26/13


It is with great pleasure that I see Andy Burger is writing more anti-science drivel in the Journal (“Evolution is a fairy tale for adults,’’ Viewpoints, Feb. 13). I was afraid that when we spanked him the last time for that …

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Readers' Views: Here's another attempt to teach calculus to a cat


What do these two animals have in common, you ask? Well, truthfully, absolutely nothing, because the former became extinct 65,000 years ago and Bichons just evolved (from wolves to big dogs to little dogs to little fuzzy white dogs) about 500 years ago.

According to Andy, however, God created all creatures “in its own kind’’ presumably at the same time (on the sixth day, I believe).

Now, I’m just a country boy, and certainly not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but it seems to me that if God put those big scary dinosaurs and little white, fluffy condo dogs on earth together, those tyrannosaurs would have been eating Bichons like popcorn.

Come to think of it, they would have been scarfing down people, too. We’d make the perfect snack food; not too hairy nor scaly, no nasty hooves and soft chewy centers.

After a few big bowls of Bichons and Homo sapiens while watching their favorite dinosaur shows, we’d all be nothing but coprolites.

There’s only one problem: We’re here, Bichons are here, but tyrannosaurs are not. Oh wait, I forgot – there’s no mention of dinosaurs in the Bible, so, I guess, they never existed. Neither they nor any other creatures found in the fossil record.
Do you really believe that, Andy?

What about the idea that the earth is the center of the universe? I’m sure you have some very profound ideas about geocentricism.

The nonsensical drivel about evolution notwithstanding, Andy’s biggest offense is his contention that most scientists are godless (“The vast majority. . . can’t admit there is a God’’). My sons, Rich and Dave, are PhDs in chemical engineering and physics, respectively, and there is one thing I know: Andy Burger doesn’t speak for the vast majority of scientists.
He doesn’t even speak for the vast majority of people of faith.

                                   Herbert C. Moore