This appears without an author’s byline at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), the creationist ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. The title is “It’s Here, so It Must Have Evolved”. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
A conclusion does not prove the premises are true. That is, if the answer is “four,” we could arrive at that any number of ways: 2 + 2, 5 – 1, etc. In the same way, evolutionists often assume that since certain species or traits exist, this is proof of evolution because that’s how it must have happened.
Yes, that’s exactly how we all do it. But AIG thinks it’s flawed. They say:
This argument, however, is self-reflexive and useless. The Bible offers another (and more sound) framework for how those traits and species came to be.
Creationists are much more logical than we are. They tell us:
An evolutionist with this argument commits the fallacy of begging the question. Since he assumes what he is trying to prove — how we got here — he uses circular reasoning. The argument is fallacious because it’s arbitrary. A creationist could just as easily respond, “It’s here, so it must have been created.”
But isn’t that exactly what creationists do? AIG continues with a big quote from Jason Lisle. We’ve already posted about his method — see: Jason Lisle: The Logic of Faith, and also AIG’s Logic: Prepare To Lose Your Mind. Moving along:
Molecules-to-man evolution is built on anti-biblical assumptions. Therefore, creationists can challenge those assumptions and expose evolution as a philosophy made up by man as an alternative to the historical account of the Bible, which claims to be the Word of the Creator God.
No circular reasoning there! Let’s read on:
God is not pleased by the foolish unbelief of those who reject the ultimate standard of His Word [Skipping some bible stuff]. People cling to ideas like evolution because their hearts are hard, preferring their sin rather than submission to the Lord.
The rest of it is more bible quotes. So there you are, dear reader. All your logical fallacies have been exposed, and now you see that you have been a fool!
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