[asa] Arguments Creationists should NOT use

From: j burg <hossradbourne@gmail.com>
Date: Mon Jan 28 2008 - 16:23:40 EST

I surfed through the AIG site today and came upon an essay on this
topic. It is actually pretty good. Here in summary are the argumets
they reject. They have some caveats on several of them; read their
site for details.:
"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" [Joshua 10]
and Hezekiah's sundial movement [2 Kings 20]."

"Woolly mammoths were flash frozen during the Flood catastrophe."

"The Castenedolo and Calaveras human remains in 'old' strata
invalidate the geologic column."

"Dubois renounced Java man as a 'missing link' and claimed it was just
a giant gibbon."

"The Japanese trawler Zuiyo Maru caught a dead plesiosaur near New Zealand."

"The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics began at the Fall."

"If we evolved from apes, apes shouldn't exist today."

"Women have one more rib than men."

"Archaeopteryx is a fraud."

"There are no beneficial mutations."

"No new species have been produced."

"Earth's axis was vertical before the Flood."

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

"Darwin mentioned the absurdity of eye evolution in The Origin of Species."

"Earth's division in the days of Peleg (Gen. 10:25) refers to
catastrophic splitting of the continents."

"The Septuagint records the correct Genesis chronology."

"There are gaps in the genealogies of Genesis 5 and 11, so the earth
may be 10,000 years old or even more."

"Jesus cannot have inherited genetic material from Mary, otherwise He
would have inherited original sin."

"The phrase 'science falsely so called' in 1 Timothy 6:20 (KJV) refers
to evolution."

"Geocentrism (in the classical sense of taking the earth as an
absolute reference frame) is taught by Scripture and heliocentrism is

"Ron Wyatt has found much archeological proof of the Bible."

Some of Carl Baugh's "evidences" for creation.

"Missing solar neutrinos prove that the sun shines by gravitational
collapse, thereby proving a young sun."

"Einstein held unswervingly, against enormous peer pressure, to belief
in a Creator."

What arguments are doubtful, hence, inadvisable to use?

Canopy theory.

"There was no rain before the Flood."

"Natural selection is a 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."

"Gold chains have been found in coal."

"Plate tectonics is fallacious."

"Creationists believe in microevolution but not macroevolution."

"The gospel is in the stars."


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