Wednesday, September 27, 2006

YEC: Best Arguments

I believe that in CreationWiki's Index to Creationist Claims, the best arguments for Young Earth Creationism and Intelligent Design, and against evolution, are as follows:
CA042. Biology can reasonably be taught without evolution.
CA100.1. Evolution leaves lots of things unexplained.
CA202. Evolution hasn't been proved.
CB000. Pasteur proved life only comes from life (law of biogenesis).
CB010. The odds of life forming are incredibly small.
CB010.1. Even the simplest life is incredibly complex.
CB010.2. First cells couldn't come together by chance.
CB025. Not all amino acids needed for life have been formed experimentally.
CB026. Abiogenesis experiments produce toxins such as cyanide and formaldehyde.
CB030. Early molecules would have decayed.
CB030.1. Early molecules would have been destroyed by UV light.
CB035. Miller's experiments had invalid assumption of type of atmosphere.
CB035.1. Earth's early atmosphere had abundant oxygen.
CB035.2. Earth's early atmosphere had no reducing gases.
CB035.3. Amino acids aren't generated from just CO2, nitrogen, and water.
CB050. Abiogenesis is speculative, without evidence.
CB090. Evolution is baseless without a theory of abiogenesis.
CB102. Mutations don't add information.
CB110. Microevolution selects only existing variation.
CB130. "Junk" DNA is not really junk.
CB144. Human and chimp genomes differ by more than one percent.
CB200. Some systems are irreducibly complex.
CB200.1. Bacterial flagella are irreducibly complex.
CB200.2. Blood clotting is irreducibly complex.
CB200.3. Protein transport within a cell is irreducibly complex.
CB200.4. Immune system is irreducibly complex.
CB200.5. Metabolic pathway for AMP synthesis is too complex to have evolved.
CB300. Complex organs couldn't have evolved.
CB361. Vestigial organs are just evidence of decay, not evolution.
CB621.1. Mitochondrial Eve lived only 6500 years ago.
CB822. Evolution from a single ancestor is discredited.
CB901. Macroevolution has never been observed.
CB901.3. Darwin's finches show only microevolution.
CB902. Microevolution is distinct from macroevolution.
CB902.1. There are barriers to large change.
CB902.2. Small changes do not imply large changes.
CB932. Some modern species are apparently degenerate, not higher forms.
CC001. Piltdown man was a hoax.
CC002. Nebraska man was a hoax.
CC021. "Orce Man" was a donkey skull.
CC041. Homo habilis is an invalid taxon.
CC050. All hominid fossils are fully human or fully ape.
CC200. Transitional fossils are lacking.
CC300. Cambrian explosion shows all kinds of life appearing suddenly.
CC340. Many fossils are out of place.
CC361. Fossils can form quickly.
CC361.1. Coal and oil can form quickly.
CD001. Radiometric dating falsely assumes rocks are closed systems.
CD002. Radiometric dating falsely assumes initial conditions are known.
CD010. Radiometric dating gives unreliable results.
CD011. Carbon dating gives inaccurate results.
CD011.1. Variable C14/C12 ratio invalidates C14 dating.
CD012. U-Th dating gives inaccurate results for modern volcanic rocks.
CD013. K-Ar dating gives inaccurate results for modern volcanic rocks.
CD014. Isochron dating gives unreliable results.
CD200. Uniformitarian assumption is untenable.
CD211. Mississippi delta could have formed in 5000 years.
CD241. Varves can form in less than a year.
CD250. Stalactites can grow very rapidly.
CE001. Not enough helium in the atmosphere for an old earth.
CE412. Gravitational time dilation made distant clocks run faster.
CE440. Where did space, time, energy, and laws of physics come from?
CE441. Explosions such as the big bang don't produce order or information.
CF001. 2nd law of thermodynamics prohibits evolution
CF001.5. Evolution needs an energy conversion mechanism to utilize energy
CF003. How could information, such as in DNA, assemble itself?
CF210. Radiometric dating falsely assumes rates are constant
CG010. The oldest living thing is younger than 4900 years
CG020. 3000 years is time enough for all languages, religions to develop
CH101. The Bible is inerrant
CH102. The Bible is literal
CH102.2.1. Jesus refers to creation and flood as though they were literal
CH110. Prophecies prove the accuracy of the Bible
CH120. The Bible must be accurate because archaeology supports it
CH130. Bible's accuracy on other scientific points shows overall accuracy
CH190. Bible is harmonious throughout
CH200. The universe is 6000-10000 years old
CH210. The earth is 6000-10000 years old
CH220. The universe was created with apparent age
CH320. Life is deteriorating
CH350. Organisms come in discrete kinds
CH511. Insects survived on floating vegetation mats
CH512. All kinds could fit
CH512.1. Juveniles of large animals were taken aboard
CH512.2. Average land animal is the size of a sheep
CH513. Animals hibernated on the Ark
CH514. Crew could feed and care for animals
CH514.1. Many animals don't require fresh or live food
CH520. Pre-Flood animals lived in a uniform climate
CH521. Animals' exacting needs could have evolved after the flood
CH541. Aquatic organisms could have survived the Flood
CH542. Plants could have survived the Flood
CH550. Geologic column was deposited by the Flood
CH561.4. Fossils sorted by a combination of these factors
CH570. High mountains were raised during the Flood
CH580. The Flood shaped the earth's surface in other ways
CH581. Grand Canyon was carved by retreating Flood waters
CH710. Man and dinosaurs coexisted.
CH711. Behemoth, from the book of Job, was a dinosaur.
CH711.1. Leviathan, from the book of Job, was a dinosaur.
CH712. Dragons were dinosaurs.
CH712.1. Some dinosaurs breathed fire.
CH801. Genesis 1 got the order of events right.
CI001. Intelligent design theory is scientific.
CI002. Intelligent design has explanatory power.
CI009. Evidence for design disproves evolutionary mechanisms.
CI100. Design is detectable.
CI101. Complexity indicates design.
CI102. Irreducible complexity indicates design.
CI110. Complex specified information indicates design.
CI111. Dembski's filter can detect design.
CI111.1. Specified information criterion produces no false positives.
CI111.2. Specified complexity characterizes what intelligent agents do.
CI113. Genetic algorithms require a designer to specify desired outcome.
CI141. Similarities in DNA and anatomy are due to common design.
CI200. There must have been a first cause.
CI301. Cosmos is fine-tuned to permit human life.
CI410. Design requires a designer.

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