Examples of Evolution’s Double Standards
Evolutionists often use double-standards in their fight against creationism. Below are the examples.
- Science: falsifiability 1
- Statement #1: “Creation is not science because it is not falsifiable.”
- Statement #2: “Although evolution may not technically be falsifiable, it is science because it is credible.”
- Science: intelligence 2
- Statement #1: “Science cannot infer intelligence” (i.e., God)
- Statement #2: “Science can infer intelligence” (e.g., archaeology, crime investigations, SETI)
- Science: provable 3
- Statement #1: “Everything we accept as fact can be proved scientifically.”
- Statement #2: “Some of the most fundamental truths cannot be proved” (e.g., “supernatural theorems” like Goldbach’s Conjecture)
- Evolutionists often use the same arguments against sociobiologists that creationists do against evolutionists. 4 5
ReMine, W. J. (1993). The Biotic Message: Evolution Versus Message Theory. Saint Paul, Minn.: St. Paul Science.
Coyne, J. A. (2009). Why Evolution Is True. New York: Viking.
- ReMine, 1993, p. 35 ↩
- ReMine, 1993, p. 43 ↩
- ReMine, 1993, p. 51 ↩
- Coyne, 2009, p. 228: “There is an increasing (and disturbing) tendency of psychologists, biologists, and philosophers to Darwinize every aspect of human behavior, turning its study into a scientific parlor game. But imaginative reconstructions of how things might have evolved are not science; they are stories. Stephen Jay Gould satirized them as ‘Just-So Stories,’ after Kipling’s eponymous book that gave delightful but fanciful explanations for various traits of animals (‘How the Leopard Got His Spots,’ and so on).” ↩
- ReMine, 1993, p. 159: “Next we examine how the critics argue against sociobiology. Their arguments are virtually identical to arguments creationists make against evolution. Except these are made by evolutionists against other evolutionists.” ↩