We’ve challenged you before to present good creationist arguments, most recently #47: Best Creationist Argument. But all you’ve done is give us the arguments that creationists actually use, such as: it’s in the bible, it’ll keep me out of the Lake of Fire, evolution isn’t nice, it’s the devil’s work, etc.
All of that stuff is fine — for creationists — but it doesn’t begin to do the job of persuading rational people. Today we’re looking for a serious intellectual challenge to evolution, not merely something that will satisfy a drooling idiot.
Creationists sometimes attempt to make serious arguments, but the best they can do is to point out something not yet explained — origin of life, consciousness, etc. They fail to grasp that something not yet explained doesn’t disprove evolution, it’s just a research project that needs to be worked on. What creationists need is something that literally can’t be explained because it demonstrably contradicts the laws of nature. We discussed this before in Advice for Creationists.
Creationists attempt to do that by citing the 2nd law of thermodynamics, but they obviously don’t know what they’re talking about. They also cite what they claim are the “odds” against something, but they fail to grasp that the odds are literally against everything — see Discoveroids: The Odds Are Against Evolution.
So we’re challenging you once again, and this time we want you to think like a scientist, not a creationist. The form of today’s challenge is that you must tell us, with reasonable brevity:
You know the rules: 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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