To the Editor:
A few years ago, I had a telescope and enjoyed watching the lunarscape, Jupiter and its moons, Saturn's rings and many galaxies.
I took an interest in astronomy when I was a kid in Southern Illinois when the Milky Way could be seen. I read books and subscribed to “Astronomy” for years. I have discussed it with astronomers and so I could be considered as much a cosmologist as some of those Mr. Lemke cited.
In the past he has cited "scientists" who knew global warming is baseless. Most of them had no scientific knowledge and those who have cannot get their names off the site. Mr. Lemke claims to believe in a God so why can't he blend his supernatural belief with science?
If he believes the Bible is based on fact and not a book of fables and folk stories as Christian and Jewish funded archeologists have proven, then the Big Bang and everything after could be construed to be in the Bible. The Bible is full of metaphors and should not be taken as factual history, but if Bob wants to think it is factual then he should use science to back up his belief.
Bob, the light started when the Jews were allowed to go back home after being held by the highly advanced Babylonians. The returnees were smart and cultured, hence the light to their tribe.