The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

February 1, 2013

Your View: Reality replaced by fantasy

By Donald E. Corder
Special to The Globe

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. — On Jan. 24, the Globe reported that the Pentagon has lifted the ban on women in combat. If psychologists understood human nature, we could expect an outpouring of criticism for this act from the learned professors in our great universities.

This atrocious violation of nature is an example of abstract reasoning in which reality is replaced by fantasy. Starting with the assumption that there is no difference between the sexes, it naturally follows that the sexes must be considered by the same standard.

This form of reasoning is used in banning the teaching of intelligent design in the schools. Beginning with the assumption that biological development is determined strictly by chance, the conclusion is reached that intelligent design is impossible. The next step is to declare that only truth may be taught in our schools. If only this were true.

For a judge to decree that intelligent design may not be considered in the schools is to force a myopic view of reality upon the students.

Donald E. Corder

Baxter Springs, Kan.