"This must not, however, be confused with young-earth
a belief held by a minority of Protestant Christians in a literal
Are you sure? Do you have some evidence for this? I only bring this up because
later in your letter you object to Dr. Pigliucci's statement, "every evolutionary
biologist would..." on the basis that you know some evolutionary biologists who
would be contrary. I suspect the largest protestant denomination, Southern
Baptist, is predominately YEC.