I'm sorry to inform you that the references to evolution will be staying exactly where they are. I'm a scientist, and treat these columns as I would a scientific paper. You want me to remove references to a well-established tenet of biological science because you personally don't wish to believe it. Consider for an moment how you'd react if I asked you to remove references to Jesus from an essay on the Bible? I'd have to assume you wouldn't be in a hurry to comply.
Furthermore, I must take issue with your assertion that you find evolution offensive because you are a Christian. Just because your particular flavour or interpretation of Christianity prevents you from accepting evolution, don't tar all Christians with that brush. I went to a Catholic school which taught evolution. My fiancée, parents and many of my professors are Christians, and none of them have a problem with evolution. They're also understandably irked when fundamentalists try to invoke mainstream Christianity to strengthen their fringe beliefs.
If you find discussion of evolution so troubling, then I'm sorry, but I find it frankly astonishing that you can stomach being on a site dedicated to a series that uses the term 'evolution' on a near-constant basis. Given that you were moved to make an account and complain about an article that used the term just twice, I can't for the life of me work out how you got here. George Hutcheon 07:36, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
Hi. I had no intention of angering you, all I was asking was that this be fair to people who don't believe in evolution. Plenty of beliefs are well established, but they aren't all true. I can't change what you believe, you can't change what I believe. If evolution if allowed in articles, I just hope that if someone writes an article with a creationist point of view, that would also be allowed. I'm not trying to invoke any anger. That is not my purpose. I'm just trying to honor God and do what I think is right. Thank you for your time. Jeikobu 17:58, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
- This is the internet. People are allowed to say whatever they wish. That's too bad that you don't like it but hey, it's his right. -Sketch 00:16, 12 September 2010 (UTC)