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Claim CA340:

Evolutionists are unwilling to debate creationists.


Brown, Walt. 1995. In the Beginning: Compelling Evidence for Creation and the Flood. Phoenix, AZ: Center for Scientific Creation, 212.


  1. The proper venue for debating scientific issues is at science conferences and in peer-reviewed scientific journals. In such a venue, the claims can be checked by anyone at their leisure. Creationists, with very rare exceptions, are unwilling to debate there.

  2. Public debates are usually set up so that the winners are determined by public speaking ability, not by quality of material.

  3. Debate formats, both spoken and written, usually do not allow space for sufficient examination of points. A common tactic used by some prominent creationists is to rattle off dozens of bits of misinformation in rapid succession. It is impossible for the responder to address each in the time or space allotted.

  4. Notwithstanding the above points, there have been several debates, both live and online.


Talk.Origins Archive. n.d. Debates and gatherings.
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