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Letters to the Editor: December 16, 2015

  Oklahoma Gazette provides an open forum for the discussion of all points of view in its Letters to the Editor section. The Gazette reserves the right to edit letters for length and clarity. Letters can be mailed, faxed, emailed to jchancellor@okgazette.com or sent online at okgazette.com. Include a city of residence and contact number for verification. Thought police Our

DNA will not be taken from suspects

The author, Rep. Lee Denney, R-Stillwater, said the addition to the law enforcement database would help solve cold cases. The House was like, “Whatevs,” and killed it with a vote of 51-35, the Associated Press reported. There were emotional pleas from both sides of the aisle about unsolved murders, catching repeat offenders and preventing further

Say my name

Angela Renee Ingram has the legal name of James Dean Ingram, but lives as a woman. On Aug. 30, Judge Bill Graves denied her request to make Angela her legal name. He said Ingram’s DNA could not be changed to that of a female, and therefore, allowing a name change would be the furtherance of

Naming names

Credit: Brad Gregg District Judge Bill Graves has thus far denied two transgender individuals’ requests to change their names to something denoting feminine identities, despite Graves’ colleagues regularly granting such requests, according to a recent story in The Oklahoman. Graves’ refusal isn’t a surprise for anyone who remembers his 24 years as a state representative

On rotation

Piece by piece, 18 helices are being installed on the roof of OMRF’s new research tower to turn Oklahoma wind into energy. The project makes OMRF one of the first entities in the U.S. to receive the helix turbines, and they will stand alone among medical research facilities that receive on-site wind-generated power. All together,

‘Designer’ debate

In his Commentary (“Point: More doctors, less preachers,” April 13, Gazette), he uses the words “proven science” and “well-proven scientific theory” in defending evolution. If it were “proven,” it would be a law, not a theory. The problem or controversy is not evolution, because evolution works. The real problem is the conclusion that Darwin came

‘Controversy’ response

He says “Innovation is the product of investigation.” Well, no. Knowledge is the product of investigation. Let’s investigate and apply some critical thinking to the Rev. Kern’s comments. He suggests something is deliberately off-limits when it comes to investigating evolution and that all “junk DNA” has function. He insinuates science misunderstands “junk” DNA and assumptions

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