Friday letters: Creationism simply lacks evidence

04/11/2014 12:00 AM

04/10/2014 5:05 PM

Everyone in South Carolina should be aware that if state Sen. Mike Fair and Fred Kerr (“Teach creationism alongside evolution,” March 18) get their way and allow creationism to be taught in science classes, the Legislature is going to have to pass a bill extending the school year by a month or two. After all, to present all of the evidence and data from the fields of biology, genetics, physics, medicine, paleontology, archeology and zoology that supports the argument for evolution will require science classes to be extended to eight hours a day, six days a week for several months.

Luckily, to present all of the evidence that all life was created 6,000 years ago by an omnipotent, invisible “being” in the sky will only take as long as it takes the teacher to say “There is no evidence,” so some time will be saved there.

Perhaps instead of trying to bring our children down to their level of willful ignorance, they could ask any biology professor at USC to explain evolution to them in simple terms that they can understand.

Shane Edge


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