Why Creationism is Fundamentally Flawed

Here’s WildwoodClaire1 rather amusing video showing creationist Eric Hovind (son of Kent Hovind) summing up exactly what is wrong with creationism:

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This clip completely sums up why creationism is fundamentally flawed. “God said it, that settles it” – only creationists would so openly tout their unfounded bias. A bias which is reflected in Answers in Genesis’ statement of faith:

 

“By definition, no apparent, perceived or claimed evidence in any field, including history and chronology, can be valid if it contradicts the scriptural record. Of primary importance is the fact that evidence is always subject to interpretation by fallible people who do not possess all information.”

 

By their own admission, creationists cannot accept anything that contradicts the Bible. This, if you’re wondering is why debates with creationists are infuriatingly frustrating. Their faith in God’s word is so strong that they literally have to deny reality in order to maintain that faith. This is not me attacking a straw man – this is in their own words, look again at that statement of faith: By definition, no apparent, perceived or claimed evidence in any field, including history and chronology, can be valid if it contradicts the scriptural record – nothing you could ever show them would get them to change their minds.

 

Creationists are fundamentally, and irreparably closed-minded. I’m starting to agree with Richard Dawkins – there is no point engaging in debate with creationists – not only are they never going to admit to being wrong, no matter what you show them, but also engaging someone so closed-minded and ignorant is giving far too much over due credence to their ridiculous views.

 

We need to improve the education we get on natural science, especially evolution because clearly people completely misunderstand it – and we need to ridicule the creationist position for what it is; unfounded nonsense.

 

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