Arguments creationists should not use.

Creation Ministries International (formerly Answers in Genesis) has an interesting list of “Arguments we think creationists should not use“. Of course, anti-evolutionists regularly engage in less than honest tactics, including quote-mining, propaganda, and outright distortions, but in this case I applaud their candor. Here are some of the notable arguments listed, many of which you have undoubtedly heard many times — next time, just point out that even one of the leading creationist groups recognizes that these are not valid. (Obviously, the spin provided on these differs from what scientists think — see the original list for their explanations).

Which arguments should definitely not be used?
  • Darwin recanted on his deathbed.
  • Moon-dust thickness proves a young moon.
  • NASA computers, in calculating the positions of planets, found a missing day and 40 minutes, proving Joshua’s “long day” and Hezekiah’s sundial movement of Joshua 10 and 2 Kings 20.
  • The Japanese trawler Zuiyo Maru caught a dead plesiosaur near New Zealand.
  • If we evolved from apes, why are there still apes today?
  • Women have one more rib than men.
  • Archaeopteryx is a fraud.
  • There are no beneficial mutations.
  • No new species have been produced.
  • Paluxy tracks prove that humans and dinosaurs co-existed.
  • Darwin’s quote about the absurdity of eye evolution from Origin of Species.
  • Light was created in transit.

What arguments are doubtful, hence inadvisable to use?

  • Natural selection as tautology.
  • Evolution is just a theory.
  • There is amazing modern scientific insight in the Bible.
  • The speed of light has decreased over time.
  • There are no transitional forms.
  • Creationists believe in microevolution but not macroevolution.

1 comment to Arguments creationists should not use.

  • karl

    ||Paluxy tracks prove that humans and dinosaurs co-existed.||

    Ha. You know several times on my teacher message board I’ve pointed out to the resident YEC the above URL when he brings up the Paluxy tracks. And he just blissfully ignores it. Oddly, he happily cites OTHER pages from that “resource”.

    I suspect one becomes a YEC by a masterful ability to compartmentalize information not just water tight but to NASA space capsule standards.

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