This could keep us talking for a week. At the Biologos website they have a very good article: 10 Misconceptions about Evolution.
It’s a good list of creationist clunkers, but of course it’s not all-inclusive. We write about the items on their list and loads of other howlers all the time, and none are new to you. They’re all neatly debunked at the TalkOrigins excellent and exhaustive Index to Creationist Claims. The only thing we need to do here is list them:
1. Evolution claims that we evolved from monkeys.
2. If we evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys around?
3. The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics disproves evolution
4. No new information can be added to DNA through natural processes.
5. Evolution is a theory in crisis.
6. There are no transitional fossils.
7. Evolution is merely “Historical Science” and therefore can’t be tested or confirmed.
8. Evolution is man’s word, Creationism is God’s word.
9. The plain reading of Scripture clearly supports six day Creationism.
10. Christian scholars accept the Evolutionary Creation position out of the desire for professional advancement.
That article at Biologis has infuriated the creation scientists at Answers in Genesis (AIG) — the creationist ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo). They just posted a rebuttal, written by Avery Foley, about whom we know nothing: Misconceptions About Creation.
That’s right — AIG is defending all ten of those clunkers and howlers. Their post is pure comedy gold — as well as being a great lesson in why one should never debate with, or even talk to, a hard-core professional creationist. We know you’ll want to read AIG’s entire post, so we won’t go through their defense of all ten items. We’ll only give you brief excerpts from a couple of them. Here we go, starting with the Second Law of Thermodynamics:
Evolutionists have offered various theories of how the naturalistic origin and development of life does not violate the second law of thermodynamics. One approach is to note that the second law of thermodynamics applies only to isolated systems.
However, these inputs [exchanges of both matter and energy with the surrounding environment] are insufficient in themselves to circumvent the second law of thermodynamics. The direction of the chemical reactions normally is decay from the more complex to simpler molecules, the opposite of what living things require to exist. Given this, the appeal to an open system to rescue the day for evolution is not demonstrated and amounts to hand-waving and gross extrapolation.
Here’s one more — the alleged absence of transitional fossils:
[The evolutionist] argues that there are “gobs of these in the fossil record.” But what there really are in the fossil record are billions of fossils that need to be interpreted. And how you interpret them depends on your worldview. … A biblical creationist will go and look at the exact same fossil and reach an entirely different conclusion, that this is a fully formed organism that belonged to one of the original kinds God created, because we have an entirely different starting point — the true history revealed in God’s Word.
That’s all we’re going to give you. For the rest of them, you’ll have to read AIG’s article for yourself. It’s great weekend entertainment.
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