have creationist arguments " evolved" in the last 50 to 100 years?

have they come up with new arguments that don't commit any of the old logical fallacies

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  • 1.0
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
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    Yes, they have. When I was a kid in the sixties they were still teaching that dinosaurs never existed and that the species that went on the ark were exactly the same as the animals we have today. Now creationists are teaching that dinosaurs did exist. They don't have their stories straight after that, because some creationists teach that dinosaurs died right after the flood due to changed atmospheric conditions and some teach that dinosaurs still exist today, they're just hiding.

    Same with the other argument - the evidence that species do indeed change is now too overwhelming even for creationists to ignore, so they started saying that "adaptation" exists but there's a magic barrier preventing change from progressing to the point of speciation.

  • 7 years ago

    Creationist arguments are based on a literal interpretation of the bible and, as such, need not be logical. A major fallacy is that the interpretation is based on translations that may not be wholly accurate. You really need to read the bible in its original form and language to properly use that as a basis for a belief, not someone else's (mis)translation.

  • 7 years ago

    You dont get many that deal in any way with DNA research of the last 50 years. they tend to trot out the same tired arguments they used when darwin first published, and pretend the massive volume of genetic evidence since never happened

  • punch
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    I've only seen a couple of arguments. They were laughable really.

    The basic theory of evolution has not changed. Some frame work as been revised due to better information as it should be. The basic theory has not changed at all.

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  • 7 years ago

    Not really , although now they are forced to accept the idea of genetic mutation and small changes in a population (think micro-evolution)

    @ Twinkle Toes,

    Do you have any sources or evidence for your assertions?

    If you fail to provide such material, one can assume that statements are false.

    Twinkle Toes reply has been removed.

  • 7 years ago

    Yes they have.

    It use to be that creationists didn't even accept any kind of evolution and claim that all living things existed as they are today without any change whatsoever.

    But as we clearly see instances of evolution happening, they are shifting to claiming a distinction between "microevolution" and "macroevolution" in an attempt to continue to deny evolution.

  • 7 years ago

    We're learning all the time just like anyone else.

    The bible says "Knowledge WILL INCREASE" so, obviously we have to see how and where that NEW knowledge fits in with the fundamentals of our belief.

    Take care!

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Yes, of course.

    As soon as science proves something (e,g, spherical Earth) religion followers, even if their holy book says the opposite, then it just gets ignored or justified.

    One example out of thousands.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    They've just been enthusiastically running downhill towards a wall. It's not getting them anywhere, but it's kinda funny to watch.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Yeh they have and have you notices that its all a intelligently controlled evolution. They don’t pick there arguments at random.

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