Please read if you read my letter to JK and were offended by the phrase “not approved for Creationists”
I very much regret including the Creationist phrase on the title of my letter, not because Creationists are getting offended but because the terminology is being misunderstood. For those of you who didn’t know, a Creationist is a believer of Creationism; the literal interpretation of Genesis. If you go to a place of worship, pray, and believe in a divine creator you are not necessarily a Creationist. If you believe in some form of macro-evolution (it could be theistic evolution guided by God) or even have no opinion and/or knowledge about evolution and just nod and smile when biologists start talking–you are not a Creationist. This is Creationism. If you do not believe in this you can stop reading because that should have completely deflated your anger; unless you’re one of those people who gets offended on principle rather than on personal matters and if you are, kudos to you because that sounds absolutely exhausting.
So for everyone who believes in this, I included the disclaimer because my letter incorporated evolution and I figured you would not want to read it. The juxtaposition of the warning about my letter containing science does not mean I believe you incapable of knowing any science and I’m sorry if it read that way. But I won’t hide that I have strong opinions about evolution and its prominent place in biology. In the words of David Smith, “Evolution is the fundamental thing that ties all of biology together and makes it a science”. Because I have no hope of converting anyone with a blog entry, I’ll leave it at that. (If I’m wrong, my Ask Box is open for discussion.) And I have lots of love for those of you who enjoyed my paper despite my blatant opposition to your beliefs.
Edited to Add: Oh and I know this isn’t an apology, I just like people to be pissed off at me for the right reasons. People were suggesting that I don’t think religious people can understand science and that is certainly not true.