To the editor:
In a letter to the editor under the title "Informed view" (Public Forum, Oct. 17), Bruce Springsteen takes Karyl Graves to task for not kowtowing to the evolutionary dogma. Springsteen demonstrates an amazing example of humanistic piety by noting that "anyone who is unable to learn the basic facts regarding human evolution and standard answers to the fallacies and lies of its deniers is not trying very hard." I doubt that many armchair evolutionists are as well versed in the evidence and arguments concerning evolution as are most creationists.
Here's a little challenge. If the evidence is so overwhelming and there are so many books and articles out there enumerating and explaining the "facts," why don't you cite an example of a single tenet of evolution the evidence for which is not hotly contested. You won't, because you can't.
Scientific "facts" don't become true on the basis of voting. We can't define science by the popularity of its tenets. Like global warming, evolution is mired in debate. Like global warming, the left has voted into the public conscience a dogma they want us all to cherish. As long as a person is unwilling to provide us with a pertinent fact about which we can argue, yet continues to insist that evolution is true, he is merely exercising his right to freedom of religion.
If you want to believe in evolution, you are welcome to do so. If you want to engage in scientific dialogue, bring your evidence, and we will have a look at it.
Sheldon Todd Wilson,