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Name-Calling vs. Fact

Eric Hovind January 11th, 2011

It is amazing to me how many times discussions with Evolutionists turn into arguing matches and lead to a lot of illogical name-calling. Tactics will turn ad hominem very quickly.  This is how a typical argument goes:

Mr. Creationist (Mr. C): Mr. Evolutionist, why do you believe in evolution when there is no scientific evidence to back it up?

Mr. Evolutionist (Mr. E): What are you talking about? There is lots of evidence to support evolution. Why do you think all scientists believe in evolution? There is not some conspiracy out there with a bunch of scientists in a smoke-filled room dictating what all other scientists must believe. They follow the evidence and draw conclusions from that evidence. The evidence points toward evolution.

Mr. C: No, the evidence points toward “micro-evolution.” There is no evidence that everything came from nothing. There is no evidence that a “singularity” could explode and create the universe. There is no evidence to show that stars formed. There is no evidence that life came from non-life. And there is no evidence to show that animals or plants are related to totally different kinds of animals or plants, such as a dog being related to a hamster.

Mr. E: Yeah, but we see small variations happen all the time, that is evolution in action. It takes such a long time for the big changes that we can’t see it happening in our lifetime, but it did happen. Just imagine all the little changes that take place happening over a long period of time and there you have it—evolution!

Mr. C: So what you’re telling me is that you don’t see the evidence but you believe it happened.

Mr. E: You know, you creationists are so stupid. You just stick your head in the sand and ignore all the science that we see today. You probably believe in a flat earth, too. You really need to catch up to what science has taught us and get on the bandwagon of reality.

And there you have it!  Mr. Evolutionist resorts to name-calling and illogical arguments in an attempt to cover up what he knows to be true and believes is a lie. The truth is that we do not see evidence of Evolution.