It’s time for another Creative Challenge. This one is challenging for us to describe, because it violates our own advice.
You know that we are opposed to debates (or even conversations) with creationists, because Debating Creationists is Dumber Than Creationism. And we’ve advised against single-fact arguments, because there is no one piece of evidence that “proves” the theory of evolution. — see Where’s the Proof — Evolution’s “Smoking Gun”?
Nevertheless, we’re wondering: If you were somehow trapped in a conversation with a creationist, what one killer question would you ask him, or with what one undeniable fact would confront him?
Note — we’ve previously proposed A Few Questions for Creationists, and then A Few More Questions for Creationists. Although those two posts hint at what we’re looking for, you shouldn’t repeat our old questions.
The form of today’s challenge is that you must tell us, with reasonable brevity:
You know the rules: A successful entry should be self-explanatory. You may enter the contest as many times as you wish, but you must avoid profanity, vulgarity, childish anatomical analogies, etc. Also, avoid slanderous statements about individuals. Feel free to comment on the entries submitted by others — with praise, criticism, or whatever — but you must do so tastefully.
There may not be a winner of this contest, but if there is, your Curmudgeon will decide, and whenever we get around to it we’ll announce who the winner is. There is no tangible prize — as always in life’s great challenges, the accomplishment is its own reward. We now throw open the comments section, dear reader. Go for it!
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