Oscar Wilde once wrote, “By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.”

I think that certainly is proven again by the Another View published on March 17, “Darwin’s legacy endures, though most Americans don’t believe it.”

In this commentary, the author says “Americans’ continuing reluctance to embrace Darwin’s argument is slightly more alarming when you consider that virtually everything biologists have since discovered either confirms or refines his theory of natural selection.” What truly is alarming is this journalist’s ignorance.

The author is obviously not very well read. He or she has probably not read “Darwin’s Black Box” or “The Edge of Evolution,” both by Michel J. Behe, “Nature’s Destiny” by Michael J. Denton, “The Mind & The Brain” by Jeffrey Schwartz and Sharon Begley, or the numerous scholarly articles that have been published in leading scientific journals.

There have been many highly respected scientists who have publicly stated their skepticism for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life. They have encouraged careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory.

Maybe this paper would consider publishing one week an article written giving evidence for the theory and the following week an article giving evidence against the theory. After all, isn’t good journalism about seeking and reporting the truth?