We’ve explained many times why we won’t debate creationists (see Debating Creationists is Dumber Than Creationism). We don’t even like to talk to them. But for those who enjoy that sort of thing, you might consider asking one of these questions:
1. Name one species, fossil or contemporary — including man — that is physically unrelated to any other life on earth. (Expected answer: The magic designer likes to re-use his patterns.)
2. Name one accomplishment, in medicine, agriculture, or any other field (other than theology), that is directly attributable to creationism. Just one will do. (Expected answer: some archeology find. But that’s not a good example, as it doesn’t support Genesis. To the extent that archeology sometimes supports folk-history, it also supports the Iliad.) Addendum: Something accomplished by a creationist doesn’t count unless he used creationism in his work.
3. Name one business (other than a church or a creationism amusement park) that is using any aspect of creationism to produce its product.
4. Name one experiment that clearly disproves evolution or that demonstrates creationism.
5. If evolution is so evil, name one criminal biologist who personifies what you’re claiming.
7. And finally, for young Earth types: If the Earth were only a few thousand years old, then the fossil record shouldn’t reveal things to have been much different than they are today, with the possible exception of a few extinct species — like the mammoth or the dodo. And even extinct species should be like other species now existing — mammals, birds, etc. Instead, we see aeons of time revealed, with very different forms of life unlike those that exist today. Why? (Expect some blather about Noah’s flood.)
That’s our little list, but we wouldn’t mind adding to it, so feel free to add your own suggestions.
See also: A Few More Questions for Creationists.
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