PUBLISHED: 1:04 PM on Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Personal beliefs not factual information
Letter to the editor
When people around the world accept the fact that evolution is a fact, and the big bang is the real beginning of the universe, we may see something resembling peace in this world.

Most encyclopedias now explain evolution as a fact. The National Geographic Society and IBM, with its Genographic project, has shown conclusively that our species began in Africa. Astronomers, and others, have shown that the hydrogen from the big bang was the beginning of a chemical process that resulted in the formation of all the elements of the periodic table.

When these truths finally are accepted by most people, most will have to give up their belief, or faith, in the supernatural God of the Torah, Bible, Koran and most other religious documents that proclaim a supernatural God. Hopefully, many of the disagreements on religious dogma, such as homosexuality, abortion, preserving life beyond one's wishes and others, will be accepted as personal choices, not to be made by others.

Larry J. Kluth

Mesa, Ariz.