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Letters to the Editor - Sept. 2

September 02, 2012

Downtown stadium is vital


To the editor:

Everyone needs to stop being so negative about the downtown stadium project and look at it for what it is — positive community growth, revitalization, a step forward. This is something Hagerstown can be proud of and will make a difference in downtown. This project is vital. It will bring people and money to downtown business. The old Municipal Stadium is way outdated and obsolete. It doesn’t meet professional baseball standards.

The Hagerstown Suns are a great organization. They are in first place in their division. The Washington Nationals have the best record in the major leagues. We have had two players on the Hagerstown Sun’s team this year who ended up on the all-star team in the major leagues (Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg). That’s impressive.

I can’t speak for anyone else, but I am worried about the community, especially after reading Jonathan Burrs’ article on Saturday, Aug. 18. Mr. Burrs, thank you for reminding me to vote this year so we don’t end up with people like you as city council members.

Congratulations to the sisters who opened up the shoe store downtown. I encourage everyone to go down and support them. Even if it does cost a few more dollars, it is worth it.


Scott Myers
Hagerstown



Evolution-debate waters have been muddied


To the editor:

Letters that have appeared recently in The Herald-Mail on evolution are quite interesting, not because they are informative, but because they add to the confusion surrounding the Darwin’s Theory of Evolution.

The microevolution which was discussed is a misinterpretation. The observed resistant strain is the result of a species-diverse genome, some of which are naturally immune to the antibiotic used. For example, some people are resistant to HIV infection. Therefore, claims that a microevolution had taken place turn out to be nothing more than an adaptation process which gives the species ability to survive.

It is a well known fact that when a person living at the sea level goes to Denver, that person’s red blood cells increase by about 30 percent. There is no mutation to speak of. My humble advice to creationists is to not invoke religion to argue against evolution, which should be scrutinized on its scientific merit.

In this respect, I would like to discuss macroevolution, which gives rise to a new species. Evolutionists are very fond of telling us that about 2 million years ago our ancestors split from an ape family. I am a curious person and I would like to know in minute detail how this split occurred. Consider the fact that the human genome differs by about 200 genes from our closest cousin, the chimps (not my cousin); it is important for evolutionists to explain how this change came to be. Simply stating that a split occurred cannot be accepted as scientific explanation. Thus, they should stop monkeying around and explain the split in minute detail. If they can do that, then I suggest that they should use this knowledge to transform a monkey to a human-like creature. Then, I say, “well done” and now I believe in evolution.


S. V. Yumlu
Hagerstown

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