Anyone wondering why American students are falling behind in science proficiency need look no further than Darline Metsker’s letter “God’s design for women” (12/17). Just because she finds a holy book’s explanation of women’s appearance “easier” does not mean that it’s the correct one.
Did it occur to her that she simply lacks the scientific understanding to grasp the concept of evolution?
Many people once found it easier to believe that the Earth was at the center of the universe, and that the sun revolved around it.
I ask Darline and millions of other scientifically illiterate Americans how evident God’s special creation is in the appendix, which, absent the free inquiry that leads to surgical intervention, would be killing thousands of people and written off by the faithful as “the will of God.”
Mark Puglisi Jr., MD
The letter by Darline Metsker (12/17), in which she is critical of evolution, is a good example of someone who did not have a good science teacher.
She attempts to tell us that all of the credit for a woman’s body is due solely to the Creator. The truth is, evolution does not conflict with the creation of life at all. Evolution is an academic endeavor by man in which he tries to discover the changes that occur as time passes.
Since man was not on the Earth when it was first created, he does not have firsthand knowledge. He can only rely on his skill of investigating his environment by careful observation and record keeping.
Creation gave us the universe, evolution attempts to understand it.
Clarence Edmondson Jr.