Metaphysics of evolution
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I did not realize that The Tribune's editorial staff considered itself "The Grand Inquisitor" (Our View, July 19). However, a reading of your editorials shows that is the case. All persons must agree with your own limited scientific knowledge and your own biases or they are not to be listened to or even considered as a part of thinking society.

Whatever became of The Tribune's series on evolution which one would have thought had the purpose of revealing to us who are unbelievers that the general theory of first things was not only obvious, but quite easy to prove. So far, all The Tribune has proved is that its staff of believers are unable to rationally discuss even the specific Theory of Evolution or mutation without resorting to invective and name calling; (q.v.) "The Grand Inquisitor."

Face it, your view of the metaphysics of evolution is your own belief system, not science or gospel.

Thomas O. Breitling

Holladay