|email - November 2010|
Not all of our email is hate mail.
We donít very often print fan mail because printing fan mail can be self-indulgent and the hate mail is usually more interesting. But since the United States celebrates Thanksgiving in November, it is an appropriate time to thank the people who thank us for this newsletter. We really do appreciate your letters of support. Here are two typical fan letters.
I†just wanted to thank you.† I have been†in a debate (my first) for about three weeks on facebook about Creation vs. Evolution.†Lately, I have been becoming very frustrated and angry.††About a week into it†while researching human tails I did start to get silly, but any humor quickly evaporated when†I realized their sense of humor was less highly evolved than mine.† So when I was about ready to hunt one of them down and hurt him, I came across your website and first read, "Let's talk about Lucy".† I was so delighted to find myself chuckling at the way you put things into perspective!† I feel like God has been guiding me all along, and he knew just what I needed when I needed it.† I watched "Evolution for Intellectuals" last night with my 17 year old son, and we had a great laugh.† So thank you!!
Our humor is admittedly controversial. Evolutionists often get angry when we bring Frosty the Snowman into discussions of the origin of life. Perhaps that is because evolutionists donít have a highly evolved sense of humor, as April suggests; but we think it is because the truth is often revealed in humor. If it is silly to believe that snow can come to life, why is it not silly to think that pond water can come to life? Evolutionists donít like to think about that.
Our newsletters arenít all fun and games. We can be serious, too, as this next email points out.
Dear Mr. Do-While Jones, :)
I just wanted to say thank you very much for the article you wrote about thermodynamics on the Science Against Evolution website.
I couldn't understand what in the world either my text book or my teacher was saying. I thought I would never understand physics or thermodynamics in my life. And then...
I came across your article. "Thermodynamics for dummies". Sounded like the right thing for me. And it was!! I understood thermodynamics, physics and life! I felt illuminated, enlightened, like the world made sense!!
Thank you!†Thank you!†Thank you!†Thank you!†Thank you!
It really means a great deal to me. :) I hope you would write in the same way about everything I need to know for the finals, or even just everything!
I probably sound very unnecessarily, irritatingly excited, but its [sic] the only way I can tell you how much I've been helped by you :)
Thank you again!
Despite what our critics say, I love science; and I love to write about science. Thatís why this monthís feature article contains a lot of background information about radioactive isotopes. We could have reduced that article down to, ďThe isotopes arenít missing because the Earth is so old they have all decayed. The isotopes are missing because they were never there in the beginning.Ē We didnít do that because the purpose of this corporation is to teach you as much science as possible as entertainingly as possible.
In my life I have taught electrical engineering at a Big Eight university and a little community college youíve never heard of. Iíve taught software development for the U.S. government in the Mojave Desert in the scorching summer heat and the Canadian government during an ice storm in the middle of winter. Iíve given lectures about the Ada programming language at computer conferences from San Francisco to Nice, France. Iíve published more than 50 articles in professional journals on circuit design, computer programming, and software development.
There are two reasons why Iíve done all this. One is because they paid me. The second reason is satisfaction. It is very satisfying to know that what you do is appreciated by other people. Teachers, musicians, and artists continue to do what they do even if they donít make a lot of money doing it because they enjoy making life better for other people. Thatís true to a greater or lesser extent for every other occupation. You would not be paid for what you do if it wasnít important to the person paying you. You can take satisfaction in your job, whatever it is.
We are telling you this because we often get emails questioning our motives. I love teaching, and answering questions. It is as simple as that. American public school students are being taught a distorted, one-sided perversion of science. I personally find it satisfying to teach what public schools neglect (or refuse) to teach. The more you know, the better off you will be.
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