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Arguments to Avoid


Some Arguments Should Be Avoided

No matter how attractive a “favorite” argument is, no matter how “perfectly” it seems to explain something in the Bible, if it does not hold up to scrutiny, it should be avoided. Casting aside a flawed model is not the same as casting away Scripture.

Second Law of Thermodynamics and the Fall

We most often equate entropy with decay and thus associate this idea with the “running down of the universe.” However, some aspects of entropy are important for maintaining life, and these aspects are not “bad.”

Darwin’s Supposed Conversion

As much as we would like to believe that Darwin died with a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, it is much more likely that he didn’t. It is unfortunate that the story continues to be promoted by many sincere people who use this in an effort to discredit evolution.

If Humans Evolved from Apes, Why Do Apes Exist Today?

There is nothing about the existence of modern apes that would trouble an evolutionist. In fact, raising this issue only shows a lack of understanding on the part of those believing that the existence of modern apes is a stumbling block for evolution.

Articles About Arguments to Avoid

  • There Was No Rain Before the Flood
    Jan. 8, 2013

    Some Christians claim that there was no rain before the Flood; however, as Dr. Tommy Mitchell shows us, a close examination of Scripture does not bear this out.

  • Semi-Technical Research Paper
    An Evaluation of The Star of Bethlehem DVD
    Dec. 22, 2010 from Answers in Depth

    In this DVD, Larson presents his journey to determine what the star of Bethlehem was.

  • The Second Law of Thermodynamics Began at the Fall
    Nov. 2, 2010

    After all, it is obvious that things would not “run down” in a perfect environment, right?

  • God Created Things to “Look Old”
    Oct. 26, 2010

    When dealing with issues about the age of the earth, many people defend the young-earth position by claiming the even though the world is young, God created it to “look old.”

  • If Humans Evolved from Apes, Why Do Apes Exist Today?
    Sept. 21, 2010

    Many creationists today, sadly, demonstrate their lack of understanding of the evolutionists’ position when they ask this question.

  • Didn’t Darwin Call the Evolution of the Eye Absurd?
    Sept. 14, 2010

    Many people have claimed that Darwin doubted his theory by claiming it was absurd to think the human eye could have evolved. Is this argument valid?

  • Feedback Article
    Selecting a Subject
    Sept. 10, 2010 from Feedback

    A cynical reader asks how it is possible for us to narrow down the amount of false arguments to refute. Dr. Tommy Mitchell addresses his comments.

  • Didn’t a Fishing Boat Find a Dead Plesiosaur?
    Sept. 7, 2010

    Many believers have claimed that a Japanese fishing boat discovered a recently deceased plesiosaur. Is this accurate?

  • NASA Found Joshua’s Missing Day
    Aug. 24, 2010

    Many Christians mistakenly claim that NASA scientists have confirmed the Bible by finding Joshua's missing day. Dr. Tommy Mitchell explains why this is another argument Christians should not use.

  • Darwin’s Deathbed Conversion—a Legend?
    Aug. 17, 2010

    Many well-meaning Christians maintain that Charles Darwin on his deathbed not only renounced evolution, but also accepted Jesus Christ as his savior.

  • Women Have More Ribs Than Men
    Aug. 10, 2010

    Do women really have an extra rib?

  • Were Giant Skeletons Found in the Desert?
    Aug. 3, 2010

    Have skeletons of giants been discovered in the desert in Saudi Arabia? Haven’t they found evidence of giants in Greece?

  • Arguments Christians Shouldn’t Use
    July 27, 2010

    Why would we advise against using some arguments that appear to support creation?

  • Feedback Article
    What gives an argument authority?
    Aug. 17, 2007 from Feedback

    A feedback submitters questions the legitimacy of the articles on AiG because of a perceived lack of credentials.

  • Getting To Be as Flat as the “Flat Earth” Argument
    April 19, 2005

    Dr. Wolfe declared to the TV audience: "To teach kids that creationism explains something about the world is no different than teaching them that the earth is flat."

  • Feedback Article
    AiG's Materials Keep Web Visitor from "Perpetuating Error"
    Nov. 19, 2001 from Feedback

    I appreciate your page that lists discredited arguments for young earth Creation. Some of them are ones I employed recently in sharing my faith and I do not want to perpetuate error.

  • Feedback Article
    What This Web Site Needs...
    Nov. 5, 2001 from Feedback

    I decided to start researching my facts so I could once and for all, quiet those around me who supported literal creation. That’s when my house of cards fell.

  • Technical Research Paper
    Geocentrism and Creation
    Aug. 1, 2001, pp. 110–121

    Some creationists believe that the scientific assault on the Bible did not begin with biological evolution, but with the acceptance of the geokinetic theory centuries ago.

  • Has NASA Discovered a “Missing Day”?
    April 20, 1998

    The Word of God can, and must, be defended. But let us make sure we do not defend it with a “broken sword.”

  • Magazine Article
    Sensationalism Sells!
    March 1, 1994, pp. 4–5

    Christians are called on to believe—but that means believing God’s Word, not uncritically believing everything we hear or read, no matter how sensationally it appears to bolster our faith.

  • Magazine Article
    Special Report: Amazing “Ark” Exposé
    Sept. 1, 1992

    What then is the massive boat-shaped formation which rests at 6,300 feet above sea level in Eastern Turkey, about 12–15 miles (15–24 kilometres) from the summit of Greater Mount Ararat?

  • Magazine Article
    Those Amazing Discoveries
    Dec. 1, 1991, pp. 4–5

    You can’t always know whether something is true or not. But you can at least be like the Bereans in Acts 17 and search the Scriptures to see if such things are so.

  • Magazine Article
    That Boat-Shaped Rock… is it Noah’s Ark?
    Sept. 1, 1990, pp. 16–19

    Much information over the past 40 years or so indicates that the remains of Noah’s Ark may still exist on Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey.

  • Magazine Article
    It Wasn’t an Apple!
    May 1, 1984, pp. 21–22

    Despite the large number of cartoons and the almost universally accepted tradition, Eve did not eat an apple. Why then is it so popular to believe that she did?


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