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Answering Five Common Arguments Against Biblical Creationism
by Dennis E. Wert, Chairman, Creation Science Fellowship
The following piece represents an edited version of a two-part article appearing in the January and February 1998 issues of Origins Insights, a monthly publication of the Creation Science Fellowship (CSF). In that article Mr. Wert responds to 12 common arguments that he has encountered in various internet chat rooms. For further information on CSF, or for the original unabridged article, you may contact CSF at: PO Box 99303 Pittsburgh PA USA 15233 Telephone (412) 341-4908. Our special thanks to CSF and Dennis Wert for permission, by special arrangement, to edit and reprint this article.
Argument #1. If Biblical creationism is true, why are the majority of scientists in favor of evolution?
Argument #2. The Bible can’t be correct because scientists know how the universe began and it was all by natural forces.
Argument #3. It is a dog-eat-dog world and those that are weak will die and those that are strong will survive, and that is how evolution worked to improve and change species!
Ninety-nine percent (of mutations) are harmful or neutral. The chance that one would occur in the right gene at the right time that it would be beneficial to the whole organism is very unlikely. In sexually reproducing organisms it must occur in the gametes to be carried on to the next generation. Megamutation would create an even more hopeless situation of dead ends with nonfunctional organs, etc.
Argument #4. Cave men, like Neanderthal Man, show the clear evolution of human culture, society, in a straightforward evolutionary process.
Neanderthal was first thought of as a brutish kind of subhuman. Now we know that he had a vitamin deficiency disease which was the cause of his physical appearance. But he still was a fairly intelligent human who had art and formal burial practices. In fact, what has arisen in recent years is an understanding of how knowledge has been lost due to the degeneration of a cultural (collective) base when…catastrophe struck.
Argument #5. What real evidence is there for that “fable” of the worldwide flood of Noah?
1) Worldwide appearance of sedimentary layers in which fossils are found. 2) Polystrate fossils. 3) Fossil graveyards are major sites over the whole world. 4) Index fossils are marine in nature from ocean to top of mountains. 5) Extinction and loss of organisms and genetic information due to a catastrophe. 90% of all species are extinct. Sudden appearance in fossil record; sudden disappearance. 6) Fossilization is a rapid, not a slow, process. 7) Mt. St. Helens’ postcatastrophe findings. 8) Worldwide cultural stories of a flood catastrophe. 9) Too few human remains in the fossil record.