Tag: straw man
“Lying on the Internet”? Debunking Dave Farina on Stephen Meyer
A lot of nonsense gets published in peer-reviewed journals and it needs expertise to separate the wheat from the chaff. Farina lacks any expertise to do this.
Khan Academy “Evidence for Evolution” Video Pushes the Fake Fossil Horses Series
The video draws arrows from one species of fossil horses to the next and says “there is a constant change and we can see it directly through the fossil record.”
How to Discuss Intelligent Design with Skeptics
There is so much misinformation about the theory of intelligent design that many well-intended people reject not the actual theory but a silly caricature.
From Tom Gilson, Rhetorical Advice for Opponents of Intelligent Design
Getting ID theory right instead of criticizing a made-up straw man would be a good start.
November: In a New Book, Michael Behe Springs a Trap for Darwin
How could blind evolution arrange biochemical parts into complex functional wholes one small step at a time, as Darwin and his followers envision?