A few notes on Larry McClintick's recent letter titled by the paper, "There is a God." There may well be a God, but Larry's supporting reasoning is not very good. He uses the idea that nothing can come from nothing and therefore; if the universe exists, it must have had a creator. In other words: God. Larry ignores the fact that if God exists and if God is something ... God could not have come from nothing and therefore needed a creator also. If Larry would care to counter with the idea that God always existed then the argument can be made that the potential for a material universe always existed also, making this argument moot.
Larry also apparently denies biological evolution, claiming evolution's impossibility because there is a "huge gap" in the fossil record. The gaps in the fossil record are spotted with plenty of transitional fossils that show a clear and logical evolutionary lineage; some lineages are clearer than others. Good examples are horse, human and whale fossils that show definite linear evolutionary change. Even without a fossil record, biological evolution is evident using DNA, embryology, genetics, biochemistry, and molecular biology. Evolution happens.
On Darwin: Darwin never recanted his evolutionary theories. This tale has been around since Darwin died and was called untrue by family members actually there at his death. The story would be irrelevant even if true. Biological evolution rests upon reams of evidence from many different sources, not upon the authority of any single person.