August 26 Letters to the Editor

Posted Aug. 25, 2010, at 9:30 p.m.

DNA and Scrabble

The letter to the editor on Aug. 19 called “Science and Faith” attacks an earlier letter supporting creation. There is a reason evolution is called the theory of evolution – not the law of evolution. Any scientist has or ever will successfully test the theory of evolution by producing life from non-life in a series of random events.

For those who believe that given time, random events will produce life, I suggest they get out their scrabble game. Throw all the tiles on the kitchen table. Keep gathering and re-throwing all the tiles, time after time until the tiles form one complete intelligent message, much like a single strand of DNA. Maybe after a billion years of effort, it will work, but I doubt it.

David Dubovy

Bangor

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Concerned for students

A group of 25 parents and concerned citizens of Lubec met Wednesday, Aug. 18 to discuss concerns they have with the current makeup of the Lubec School Board and the board’s commitment to the education of our kids. We are going to do what we have to in order to get this board to meet its obligations to our children and give them the best possible education that an elementary school can give.

This board has shown by its actions they are more interested in cutting costs and education opportunities in order to lower taxes.

Despite their denials, we believe they are committed to eventually closing not only the high school, but the entire K-8 program. We are committed to our children. They are our top priority!

One of the board members has resigned and we want to be sure that slot is filled with another person who has the children’s best interest at heart. To ensure this, we are endorsing Vern McKimmey, who has been committed and worked hard to protect the children’s best interest.

We are asking concerned parents and citizens to print and sign the letter that is circulating and bring it to the public hearing on the proposed school budget Wednesday Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lubec School Cafeteria.

Tamrah Dinsmore

Concerned Citizens Committee to Support Lubec Schools

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Ordinary people ignored

Our political parties seem to be bought and paid for by big bucks. Their agenda? Getting re-elected. Ordinary Americans are not on their radar screen.

I can’t say a whole lot in favor of the Democrats for whom I sometimes vote. But the Republicans? I’m glad my father is long dead. He wouldn’t recognize the party he always voted for, the Republicans.

American veterans, children and old people are homeless. Prominent national Republican legislators say: “No. Don’t Help them — it might raise taxes.”

Pakistan is under water. Russia is on fire. And Republicans keep saying “Global warming is bunk.”

Is inciting religious hatred Republican electoral strategy? “No terrorist mosque on Ground Zero!” Maybe they think this is liberal baloney: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

Maybe they think the founding fathers were secret Muslims. Incredible.

George Swanson

Manset

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Lessons in offensiveness

I am at my wit’s end about how New York can allow this mosque to be built at Ground Zero in light of the fact that no McDonald’s has ever been allowed on MDI. I think someone is getting well-paid to grease the skids for this offensive project.

And Islam knows about offense, lest we forget the cartoonist who depicted Allah in a negative light. Didn’t he die for that? So this religion with a hair-trigger sensitivity knows that a mosque there will be brutally offensive. It must be the intent.

So, why don’t they design the mosque to be unmistakable in it’s offensiveness? Shape it like a finger and point it to Ground Zero. Or perhaps a pile of stones around the head of a woman. Perhaps they could show how they butcher homosexuals in Iran.

New Yorkers need to contact the town of Bar Harbor and get a few pointers.

Mark Frost

Newburgh

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