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These standard arguments have been published time and time again, and a practiced Young Earth Creationist can handily draw them like a six-gun at the drop of a hat.All of their arguments are silly in their wrongness and easily debunked, and if you're prepared in advance, it's easy to beat down any Young Earther with a quick verbal body slam.Throwing out evolution for this reason would be like dismissing the use of tires on cars because there are competing tread designs.Despite the claim of widespread controversy, no significant number of scientists doubt either the fact of evolution or the validity of the theory as a whole.Similarly, Darwin's original theory of evolution was highly incomplete and had plenty of errors.Today's theory is still incomplete but it's a thousand times better than it was in Darwin's day.But the state of our explanation does not affect the observed fact that species evolve over time.The next argument you're likely to encounter states that Young Earth Creationists have latched onto the fact that evolutionary biologists still have competing theories to explain numerous minor aspects of evolution.
by Brian Dunning Filed under General Science, Natural History, Religion Skeptoid Podcast #65 September 11, 2007 Podcast transcript | Download | Subscribe Listen: Debating with a Young Earth Creationist is actually really easy, because they only have a few standard arguments, and haven't come up with any new cogent ones for some time.You're not going to change their mind, since Young Earthers do not base their opinions upon rational study of the evidence; but you might help clear things up for an innocent bystander who overhears.So here are the standard arguments for a young Earth, and the standard rebuttals from the scientific consensus, starting with my favorite: This is an easily digestible sound bite intended to show that evolution is just an unproven hypothesis, like any other, and thus should not be taught in schools as if it were fact. A fact is something we observe in the world, and a theory is our best explanation for it.Stephen Jay Gould famously addressed this argument by pointing out that the fact of gravity is that things fall, and our theory of gravity began with Isaac Newton and was later replaced by Einstein's improved theory.
The current state of our theory to explain gravity does not affect the fact that things fall.Young Earthers often publish lists of scientists whom they say reject evolution. In the United States, the majority of the general public are creationists of one flavor or another.