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There have been a number of letters concerning the evolution versus creationism debate.

Strict creationists believe evolution and creationism are incompatible. Citing Genesis and the six days of creationism dialog, I would like to offer this observation:

Mortal to God: What is a million years like to you?



God: Like one second.

Mortal: What is a million dollars like to you?



God: Like one penny.

Mortal: Can I have a penny?

God: Just a second.

Any interpretation of how a purported supreme being may have created the universe and us is strictly conjecture and perspective.

Regarding Genesis, this observation was written by Nick Annis in 2003 and recorded by Chuck Brodsky. My friend Monk plays this on KDNK.

“It’s an oral history, passed down, word of mouth, from father to son. From Adam to Seth, from Seth to Enos, from Enos to Caanan, for 40 generations a growing, changing story, passed down, word of mouth, father to son. Moses finally gets it down on lambskin. But lambskins wear out, need to be copied. So you have a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy of an oral history passed down through 40 generations.

“From Hebrew it’s translated into Arabic. From Arabic into Greek. From Greek into Latin. From Latin into Russian, from Russian into German, from German into an olde form of English that you could not read. Through 400 years of evolution of the English language to the book we have today. Which is: A translation of a translation of a translation of a translation of a translation of a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy of an oral history passed down through 40 generations.”

Whew! And I wonder how emails get distorted.

The debate will continue and none of us will know the truth, if there is one, until we die.

I do know this: According to Genesis, when there were four people on Earth, Cain slew Able. Twenty-five percent of the first humans were murderers. It hasn’t gotten any better since.

Craig S. Chisesi

Rifle

I have read our Constitution recently and there are maybe two or three things that need to be tweaked. Other than that, the original is still good. I have written our representatives in Washington about those things that I felt needed to be changed.

As well, our Constitution allows for societal changes through amendments to the Constitution. Our forefathers even said that we need to look at our laws every 20 years to see if they are still valid or need new ones due to societal changes.

Any great piece of literature that lasts allows for societal changes. This would include the Bible. If you look at the Old Testament compared to the New Testament, you will see the societal changes between those times. No, we cannot live our lives the same way they did 2,000 years ago because of the societal changes between now and then. Of course, we are not supposed to either.

If we have not looked at our laws every 20 years, that would mean our Constitution is valid, our lawmakers are not.

Gregory Johnson

Basalt


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