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From: Ross Olson <ross{at]rossolson.org>
Sent: Monday, December 2, 2013 10:19 AM
To: Editor Star Tribune (opinion{at}startribune.com)
Subject: Instinct vs Intelligence

So reptiles show signs of intelligence ("Smart as a Reptile" 12/2). Rather than following instinct, a turtle
will systematically explore a maze, avoiding dead ends and not repeating false paths. And the
evolutionists -- obediently quoted by their curiously uncritical journalists -- claim that these
sophisticated mental skills must have evolved multiple times. If the turtles could talk, they would say,
"Of course not, these skills were given me by my Creator." Rather it is the humans who are following an
(unfortunately maladaptive) instinct that invariably leads to a blind alley.

Ross S. Olson
Minneapolis MN