Evolutionists Oversimplify and Mislead

We have seen many times that votaries of universal common descent evolution have a tendency to obscure facts like a double-naught spy laying down a smoke screen from an Aston Martin. Facts are omitted, basic science principles ignored, and logic is shunned.

Creationists and the Intelligent Design folks try to keep them honest, but we often need to point out the nefarious tactics of those evolutionists. One way they obscure the truth is by oversimplying. For example, kingfishers eat bugs.

Flickr / Ari Arsh (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Not very informative, is it? There’s actually quite a bit involved. Some people may want to know the metabolism of the creature that’s eating the bug, what kind of bug, how it catches the bug, maybe even how it digests the bug. Then there’s the part about the kingfisher fishing fish. I’ll allow that making an article or video can get bogged down with too many details, but you get the idea.

These jaspers have also oversimplified things like the human genome, vestigial organs, cells that were originally thought to be simple (but are actually amazingly complex), and other areas where it’s convenient to evosplain away something and slide on over to another subject. As Christians and creationists, we know that part of the dominion mandate of Genesis 1:26-28 is learning about living things. We want to know more because so we can be more effective stewards of God’s creation.

Although we cannot learn all of creation’s astounding details, the Lord enabled us to learn much of what He has done. The secret (literally “hidden”) things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever.

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The more details we learn about how animals live, the easier it is to recognize oversimplification fallacies—and overgeneralizations—that pervade evolutionist descriptions of animal life.

That’s all the excerpt you’re going to get for this one, because the full article is quite short. To read it, venture over to “Eating Bugs Isn’t Always So Simple“.

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