Recently evangelist Ray Comfort came out with a documentary movie, Evolution vs. God, in which he traveled around world and spoke to evolutionary scientists asking them for proof of evolution. What Comfort found was quite interesting: Everyone he interviewed swore that evolution is now proven, and yet no one could provide him with any proof.
The trailer for the movie is here.
Then just this week reporter Virginia Heffernan came out with an opinion piece in which she says she believes in Creationism. While Ms. Heffernan didn’t give the most empiric or logical defense of her position, what she wrote was fairly objective. Of course since the article came out she has been ridiculed and spurned by others in the popular media. Several of the negative responses to her piece are documented in the middle of this article from The Blaze.
Here’s my take.
The problem with evolutionists is that they insist evolution is proven but when you ask them for scientific proof they point towards consensus opinion (argumentum ad populum and argumentum ad numerum), or the preponderance of circumstantial evidence (non sequitur and argumentum ad nauseum), or an insistence that God Himself has not been proven (argumentum ad ignorantium), or the opinion of scholars (argumentum ad verecundiam), or a geologic column which doesn’t exist anywhere and is postulated by using fossils and parent/daughter isotope relationships defined on a per formation basis to somehow verify and confirm each other (circulus in demonstrado) or they insist that because we observe the same DNA sequences across many different species, or because we observe trait dominance shift within static gene pools, that therefore all beings must have gradually evolved from a single cell organism on a beach somewhere (cum hoc ergo proctor hoc and dicto simpliciter). They insist on these things even though we have never seen non-living organic material becoming life and we don’t observe transitional forms, either in the lab or in the fossil record. Finally, if anyone points out these failures in logic, evolutionists simply accuse the person of being a stupid creationist (argumentum ad hominem, red herring and straw man).
In other words, the so-called proof of evolution reads like a veritable exhaustive list of logic fallacies.