Why different?

I am sure most people reading this, if you print it, will be appalled by these statistics.

With a very generalized search of the internet I found that approximately 13,286 people were killed by guns last year. Horrifying to many families. I also found that 26,819 people were injured in some way or another by guns.

These are horrible statistics. Everyone is clamoring for a way to stop this senseless death. Most would gladly pay the taxes to find a way to eliminate this nightmare!

Yet, in assessing useless and needless death, I also checked the abortion rate. Somewhere in the area of 200,000 to 300,000 innocent babies are killed each year by Planned Parenthood, understanding that some of these might have been rape victims and incest. Not all! Most are because somebody didn’t want to keep their legs together or use birth control. That is what Planned Parenthood used to help with.

Why is murder of an innocent baby any different than a drive-by shooting, many times when an innocent is also killed?

Sharon Henry

Gold Beach

Science vs. Censorship

Mr. Sherman’s letter published in the Pilot on Feb. 23, stated intelligent design is not science. This is circular reasoning. His conclusion is a repetition of his false premise. Darwin’s “theory” that the “fittest” survive through natural selection is a tautology. Who are the “fittest?” Those who survive.

Materialistic evolution is based upon the metaphysical belief the immaterial does not exist. Defining “science” to exclude everything one doesn’t like is censorship. Louis Pasteur proved the scientific law that life only arises from living matter. Modern molecular biology has established that living cells are material and energy shaped by design information.

Sir Frederick Hoyle estimated the odds that all the functional proteins necessary for life might form in just one place by random events were 1 chance in 10 to the 40,000th power.

Carl Sagan, Francis Crick and Harold Markowitz estimated the difficulty of evolving a human by chance alone as 10 to the 2 billionth power.

Stephen Meyer, who holds a PhD in the history of science from Cambridge, states few serious researches in microbiology still hold the origin-of-life by chance theory. Evolution is metaphysical and should be taught in a philosophy class.

Dr. Steve Johnston