To the editor:
On the Feb. 13 opinion pages of the Journal-World, Leonard Krishtalka gives credit to Galileo, Darwin and Lincoln for showing “us that we were not at the center of anything.” But it is Krishtalka who desires to place us at the center of everything. In his universe, humankind and only humankind measures all things. And, after all, this is the philosophical point on which the evolution debate turns.
The logical conclusion to Krishtalka’s world view is that of Richard Dawkins, who states, “The hypothesis of God offers no worthwhile explanation for anything.” Krishtalka’s universe has no God. As a result, humankind is left to measure what is of value and what is true. Krishtalka presumes religion, because it states humans are created beings, places us at the center. His conclusion is in error. Because we are created beings, God is at the center of all things. The universe is not self-existing.
This conclusion cannot be reached with Krishtalka’s world view. As created beings, we must seek truth and value outside of ourselves. Therefore we are the species that must ponder its existence and our role in the world.