Candle in the wind

Your letter from Dave Rempel, published July 4, made one true assertion and two dubious ones.

Yes, scientific theories are always open to revision. New discoveries often revise established theories. Then he goes on to declare that "Certainly God is the creator..." Fact. No question allowed there.

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His third point is that historical climate extremes have been larger than today's.

Yes, temperature extremes are recorded in the rocks but they have occurred over long periods of time, allowing for life to evolve and adjust.

Oh,oh. There I go with the dreaded word "evolve."

Biblical claims are inviolate but science is not. Why?

According to the writer, we must believe, without question, the word-for-word truth of such myths as that of a Garden of Eden, Noah's ship of all species and other unlikely "facts."

I don't buy that cargo.

Humans seem to be hard-wired to reject the fact of our personal deaths.

Mainstream Western religions promise, or threaten, everlasting life of either pleasure or punishment. This myth must have had some value in preserving the human species but that does not make it true.

As for me, I believe that when I die I will go to the same place as the flame when a candle is blown.

James Loughery

Prince George

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