I’ve long since convinced myself that evolution is as much a fact as the Earth going 'round the Sun. However, I’m also of the mind that it just isn’t fair to hear just one side of the argument. In that vein, I will often search out counter arguments to evolution and supporting arguments in favor of creationism.
Typically, this quest proceeds like this:
- Find a creationist argument I can’t refute.
- Search for the rebuttal of the argument.
- See if the rebuttal is addressed in any meaningful way. If it is, proceed to step 2. If isn’t, I’m done.
In this quest, I found myself spiraling down some argument path to the point where I just sort of gave up and took it on faith that the creationist arguments do have a valid counter-argument. That’s when it hit me.
Creationists take it on faith that they are correct as much as I take it on faith that evolution is correct. Not that this changes my views on evolotion one iota, but at least now I have a much better understanding from where the creationism argument stems and how it can be defended.
X I decided I must share it