We once again attempt to digitally celebrate Darwin Day with a few episodes about evolution. Here, we take on some bad and common objections to evolution.
What does the show say? This:
- Hello, listeners!
- Wait, What…? Alan Keyes on the coming (sp?) gay dystopia
- Evolution can’t happen, because something can’t come from nothing
- Evolution takes too much time to have been observed, so we can’t know it’s true
- Ring species (see a cool look at some of these here)
- Micro evolution is true, but macro evolution is not
- You never see a Crocoduck
- Why don’t you see dogs giving birth to cats?
- If humans came from apes, why are there still so many apes?
- Darwin was wrong about some aspect of evolution
- Hitler believed in evolution and used the principles to drive Nazi ideology
- The human eye is too perfect to have evolved (find your blind spot!)
- The bacterial flagellum is irreducibly complex and couldn’t have evolved
- We don’t observe any transitional forms in the fossil record
- Mutations are always negative, so they can’t be making us better and better
- Mutations don’t create new information
- Life is balanced on a razors edge (ex: because of the proportion of oxygen in our atmosphere), it is only rationally attributable to an intelligent creator – Cliffe Knechtle in a debate with Matt Dillahunty at 1:12:30