“When the two theories have the same evidence they must both be accepted at equal value.” This is the first of letter writer Pete Greer’s many logical fallacies and fooleries. Two theories, in dramatic contradiction, one scientific, one mythological, must each be given equal respect as long as they are both based on the same evidence?
“Manipulating the genetics of a kind (or form) of life has never caused a new kind to appear.” By this does he mean, like, trying to cross-breed a duck with a crocodile and getting a “crockoduck” in Kirk Cameron’s brilliant formulation? Do creationists forward such infantilisms as serious arguments?
Evolution, Greer says, “has to violate the Cell Theory and The Law of Biogenesis in order to be true.” What does he mean by “Cell Theory” in this context and how does evolution violate it? I’m guessing “Law of Entropy” refers to the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
Pete, you might check with Answers in Genesis, “Arguments we think creationists should no longer use.” Even AiG recognizes the folly of the Second Law argument. It has been thoroughly and repeatedly discredited for 40 years.
“Concerning DNA, we know that all information codes come from a source of intelligence and this is without exception.” Really? Who is the “we” referred to here? It can only be the creationist community, which has been somewhat behind the curve on all this for thousands of years. How does “we” know it, or know anything. Because the Bible tells them so.
And because the Bible is the Word of God. But how do they know that?
Paul Eric Collier