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Logical Fallacies to Watch for

by Ken Ham on November 28, 2022

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A “bait and switch” happens all the time in public school textbooks, museums, and science reporting. Here’s what I mean: evolutionists will give an example of change such as variety in the size of beaks in finches and then say, “See! We observe evolution happening in these finches!”

But this is a mistake in logical reasoning called “the fallacy of equivocation.” What they’ve done is to demonstrate change within an animal kind and then switched the meaning of “change” to evolution in the sense of common descent.

Small changes within a kind is observational science—we see it happening all the time. But, to call that “evolution,” in the molecules-to-man sense, that’s fallacy.

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