To the editor:
Begging your indulgence, let’s get a few things straight. As the debate over intelligent design and evolution rages, I am both amused and bewildered. Why must the two be mutually exclusive? It is precisely this mentality that has the world in its present state. Perhaps a little reconciliation is in order. First, science deals only with the mechanical question of how something occurs through the process of systemic doubt. Read Discourse on the Method by Rene Descartes to verify this. Theology deals in the questions of why, which encompasses meaning. Meaning has no context in science and is a matter of faith. Knowing the how and not the why is a quest for futility at best and madness at worst. So too are we to discount science and return to mythical gods demanding human sacrifice as appeasement or believing plagues and natural disasters are punishments from God. Both Theology and Science are complementary. Think about it and even take a moment to thank God for science.
Joseph J. Reger