First, let’s take a look at the meaning of “whimsical,” the word used to describe columnist Scott McKinley’s “look at life, philosophy, religion and politics.” Whimsical: 1) full of, actuated by, or exhibiting whims; 2a) resulting from or characterized by whim or caprice; lightly fanciful; b) subject to erratic behavior or unpredictable change. Please take note of the last definition, which puts his opinions in perspective.
Despite its influence, evolution in our culture is in a state of collapse. There are many influential scientists who support intelligent design and back their beliefs with scientific fact, and the number is growing.
Still, evolution remains the theory in power whose impact is meant to move society away from moral boundaries. For those who only hear one side of the debate — that is, most public high school students — it is a compelling, seductive and often liberating feeling that helps to justify immoral, illegal and sexual tendencies.
Sir Julian Huxley — grandson of Thomas Huxley, known as “Darwin’s Bulldog” for his support of evolution — was asked why evolution caught on so quickly.
His response was: “I suppose the reason we all jumped at ‘Origin of Species’ was because God interfered with our sexual morals.”
What an honest and accurate answer to support the true reason the evolution theory is popular among certain age and cultural groups. Grim social consequences have followed since having embraced the evolution theory.
It is ludicrous to believe that man is nothing but an advanced form of life. All of Mr. McKinley’s claims can be refuted. The fossil record offers no support for Darwin’s claim that all life descended from a common ancestor. Intermediate fossils that show the transitions from one life form to another are not to be found.
Evidence from the heavens, the earth, life and man all point to Genesis 1:1 — “In the beginning. God created the heavens and the earth.” What we all observe every day all around us speaks plainly and boldly of a design and a designer. And that is no whimsical theory!
Diane Griego, Patterson Disappointed in criticism
I would like to start by saying I was very disappointed in the Marin Millard’s opinion on the Fall Family Festival.
As one who has volunteered for many years at most events here in Patterson, it is very difficult to please everyone. I know from personal experience that the handful of volunteers are overworked and underappreciated by the general public. If everyone would help for at least one event, then they would know what it takes to put an event on.
Kristin Kinnear and the parks and recreation staff did a wonderful job with what little resources they had available. The city lacks funding, as well as volunteers. All the events Kristin and her staff have put on have been well-attended, and people have expressed what a great time they’ve had.
I am tired of people with their “ideas” who are not there to help. Please come to a meeting or call the people in charge and help put your ideas to work. The few of us just can’t do it all, and we are very proud of the events we do manage to pull off. So please come out and volunteer!
Karen Willard, Patterson