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Open Letter to Sir David AttenboroughLetter to the Editor by Gunther Ostermann
“If we don’t make the right choice after we have all the information, then we don’t deserve to live.” - Ted Turner
(KELOWNA, BC) - I absolutely love all the documentaries you have made about nature; they are awe-inspiring. But all is not well in the world, as I remember your appeal from 2006 “can we save Planet Earth” as you witnessed the destruction of nature first hand. But now, your recent statement that “We are a plague on the Earth” is really alarming and prompts me to write this letter. I have read with amusement and sadness, that there are still some self-righteous people who want you to burn in hell, for being an agnostic and not giving God credit for his creation.
I understand your doubts and reasoning that, a loving benevolent God couldn’t possibly create a worm in Africa that can only live by burrowing through a child’s eyeball, etc. But the belief in a loving-benevolent God is a man-made concept and had to lead to disappointment and rejection of such an assumption.
For Darwin it must have been a courageous step, from the comfort of Biblical Creation to suggest Evolution. Had he lived longer, or today, he might have proposed Creavolution, as it describes adequately what Prof. Richard Dawkins said, “natural selection is a cumulative process” and “Darwin teaches us to seek out graded ramps of slowly increasing complexity, as flowers use a bribe of food, like nectar.” Does this not suggest that there is an inherent creative power, in all organisms, which selects, seeks and bribes, and appears when planetary condition are right? This is something that will never be found under a microscope, or in a billion dollar experiment, as it is intangible and invisible like the YOU and I, and the Source of everything. If all atomic stuff were removed from our body, there would be nothing left of us to look at. Would anybody believe in the metamorphosis of the butterfly, if it weren’t an established fact? Not in a million years.
The president of the American Atheists, David Silverman, said that Attenborough’s revelation, of being an agnostic, “does not damage the atheist community,” and agrees with Dawkins that physical evidence of God is the necessary catalyst. “Now if God shows himself to me, just as if Santa Claus shows himself to me, I won’t be an atheist.” And Dawkins wrote, “If he existed and chose to reveal it, God himself could clinch the argument noisily and unequivocally in his favour.” How can anybody take these two people seriously, with their juvenile arguments, in these matters?
Have you ever thought what inferior physical creatures we humans are, compared to the animals, some of which have-in addition to their 5 senses-ultrasound, heat-seeking, magnetic star and sun navigation abilities, and who knows what other senses? The only thing we have ahead of the animals is a slightly bigger brain, which, sadly, is primarily used for money making and deception, at our peril.
Well, ten thousand scientists are the exception, as some have spent four decades in trying to figure out how the universe had its beginning, with the Big Bang, through experiments at the Hadron Collider in CERN. In 2012 there was big excitement with the apparent discovery of the Higgs boson, or God particle, which was supposed to change everything. But to more than 99% of the world’s inhabitants it means absolutely nothing.
You know, what would really change the world and the way we think? If scientists would have the humility and guts to admit that there exists “INTELLIGENCE”, that is more incomprehensible than the YOU and I. Because, they have spent some hundred million hours with math and experiments with the biggest machine ever built, studying something all atheists-evolutionists consider ‘an accident.’ And they still don’t know what makes the electron spin around the nucleus.
During a lifetime of questioning, I’ve concluded that Creavolution fits well with what I discovered, and used that concept for the first time in 1988 in an open letter to Mikhail Gorbachev, where I also predicted. “Every year lost in curbing the violence of man against man and nature will require eons of the Earth to heal itself, and nobody really knows the day of no return.”
Ted Turner was more callous, but frank, and said in 1992, “If we don’t make the right choice after we have all the information, then we don’t deserve to live.”
Physics professor Stephen Hawking lamented, “we’re acting with reckless indifference to the future on Planet Earth, and it will be difficult to avoid disaster…”
And last month, the CEO of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, “Unless action was taken to combat Global Warming, the next generation would be roasted, toasted, fried and grilled.”
Should we not heed such prominent people’s call for action, as well as yours? Or will those in charge, wait until there is nothing left worth living and saving? Because, what we don’t cherish will perish.
Let us then speak and act for nature, and our descendants who cannot yet speak for themselves.
Kelowna, BC. Canada,
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