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Teach Intelligent Design

The Biz Bucks Guy felt it necessary to interrupt his sabbatical to respond to an op-ed in the AZ Republic by their leftist opinion writer who besmirches anyone’s intellect who disagrees with him. His piece was in the Sunday Republic of June 3, 2018. It deals with teaching intelligent design in Arizona schools. We’ll see if they publish it.

To the Arizona Republic Editor:

Mr. Montini’s new recycling of old disinformation about intelligent design needs some sunlight. Perhaps he could consider three inconvenient truths next time he has the urge to pontificate the dogma of the atheist-left regarding evolution.

First, Darwin himself believed in some sort of supreme creator. He just figured it was not a loving God. Fair enough, scientifically. But it’s also true he can’t prove scientifically this creator does not love us. Darwin was referring to the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Nothing evolves from a lower state to a higher state without intelligence guiding it.

Second, many scientists believe some form of intelligence exists to begin and manage our universe. Fred Hoyle, the astronomer who named the Big Bang theory, said his atheism was “greatly shaken” by astrophysicists who have now discovered over 200 parameters necessary for our earth to sustain life, making the odds of another such planet existing in the universe essentially zero. He wrote “a common-sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a super-intellect has monkeyed with the physics, as well as the chemistry and biology.”

Finally, I suggest Mr. Montini review the documentary Expelled by Ben Stein on You Tube. Stein shows the clear cult-like fanaticism, hypocrisy, and group-think of those in academia who fight against the notion of intelligent design.

ID should be taught in our schools. To do otherwise is to limit the critical thinking skills of our children on this ultra-important topic.

Robert N. Llewellyn Sr.
Formerly of Phoenix, now of Frederick, Maryland