Monday, May 25, 2009

Audio: How to Argue with a Creationist


Here’s a list of the most common creationist talking points, along with refutations of all of them, by Brian Dunning at How to Argue with a Creationist.
The audio version:

Can you guess how many of these endlessly recycled canards have been brought up in the evolution-related threads at LGF? (Try: all of them.)
  • Evolution is just a theory, not a fact.
  • Evolution is controversial; scientists disagree on its validity.
  • Evolution is not falsifiable, therefore it’s not science.
  • Evolution is itself a religion. (This one is extremely popular.)
  • Evolution cannot be observed.
  • There is an absence of transitional fossils.
  • Evolution violates the second law of thermodynamics.
  • Evolution cannot create complex structures with irreducible complexity.
  • It’s too improbable for complex life forms to develop by chance.
  • Evolution cannot create new information.
  • Evolution does not explain some aspects of life or culture.
Dunning forgot one, though:
  • Evolution leads directly to Hitler, genocide, immorality, hangnails, and the heartbreak of psoriasis. 

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