Meme Mistakes

UnMasking Mistakes behind the Memes for Evolution

aka Evolutionist Misconceptions

 

Introduction

Items marked with an asterisk (*) are supposed “common creationist misconceptions.” So actually, they are valid objections to evolutionary theory. But evolutionists – wanting to believe evolution is true need to show these objections are wrong – which is what the evolutionist meme attempts (poorly) to do. These articles explain why the evolutionist meme is wrong – from a mistaken understanding about the objection itself, to false claims, to claims without evidence, these articles below explain why the evolutionist attempt to deflect the objection fails.

So without further ado, here are evolutionist misconceptions about creationist objections to evolution, and why the evolutionist(s) are wrong.

Update Jan, 2019:
I’ve done a response to an atheist meme, so naturally this section is expanded to include memes from atheists, not just evolutionists.

For memes concerning atheism that you can share online, see here:
http://rationalfaith.com/memes/

Have a meme that supports evolution or atheism that you’d like busted? Send me a link here.


Accepting evolution undermines morality*

 Link to this topic:http://rationalfaith.com/2017/04/unmasking-mistakes-in-memes-of-
evolution-part-3-codes-and-complexity/#evolution_undermines_morality

Standalone page: Accepting-evolution-undermines-morality.htm

Anyone can see design in nature.*

Link to this topic: http://rationalfaith.com/2017/07/unmasking-mistakes-in-memes-of-evolution-part-4-evolutionists-blind-to-the-obvious/#design_in_nature
Stand alone page: Anyone-Can-seedesign-in-nature.htm

Bird wings could not have evolved. A wing stub won’t help you fly.*

Link: http://rationalfaith.com/2017/03/unmasking-mistakes-in-memes-of-evolution-part-2/#meme_birdscannot_evolve
Stand alone page: Bird-wings-could-not-have-evolved.htm

DNA is a code. Codes are written by an intelligence*

Link to this topic: http://rationalfaith.com/2017/04/unmasking-mistakes-in-memes-of-evolution-part-3-codes-and-complexity/#DNAandCodes
Stand alone page:DNA-is-a-code.htm

Evolution and the argument from beauty

Link to this topic:
http://rationalfaith.com/2017/09/evolution-argument-beauty-meme-mistakes-part5/

Evolution can’t explain how all animal phyla suddenly appeared in the Cambrian explosion.

Link to this topic: http://rationalfaith.com/2017/07/unmasking-mistakes-in-memes-of-evolution-part-4-evolutionists-blind-to-the-obvious/#cambrianphyla
Stand alone page: Evolution-phyla-andthe-cambrian-explosion.htm

Evolution can’t explain how life started*

Link: http://rationalfaith.com/2017/03/unmasking-mistakes-in-memes-of-evolution-part-1/#origin_of_life
Stand alone page: Evolution-can’t-explain-how-life-started.htm

Evolution has never been observed *

Link: http://rationalfaith.com/2017/03/unmasking-mistakes-in-memes-of-evolution-part-1/#Evolution_never_observed
Stand alone page: Evolution-has-never-been-observed.htm

Evolution is not science *

Link:  http://rationalfaith.com/2017/03/unmasking-mistakes-in-memes-of-evolution-part-1/#Evolution_not_Science
Stand alone page: Evolution-is-not-science.htm

Evolution is the belief that we evolved from a rock*

Link: http://rationalfaith.com/2017/03/unmasking-mistakes-in-memes-of-evolution-part-2/#meme_evolvedfrom_rock
Stand alone page: Evolution-is-the-belief-that-we-evolved-from-a-rock.htm

Faith is belief without evidence (Atheist Meme)

Link: https://rationalfaith.com/2019/01/3-responses-to-the-deadly-atheist-meme/ 
Stand alone page:
3 Responses to the Deadly Atheist Meme Even Christians Get Wrong

How come evolution stopped?

Link to this topic: http://rationalfaith.com/2017/07/unmasking-mistakes-in-memes-of-evolution-part-4-evolutionists-blind-to-the-obvious/#whyno_evo_now
Stand alone page How-come-evolution-stopped.htm

Language can’t evolve*

Link to this topic:
http://rationalfaith.com/2017/04/unmasking-mistakes-in-memes-of-
evolution-part-3-codes-and-complexity/#language_cant_evolve

Stand alone page: Language-cant-evolve.htm

Something can’t come from nothing *

Link: http://rationalfaith.com/2017/03/unmasking-mistakes-in-memes-of-evolution-part-1/#something_from_nothing
Stand alone page: Something-can’t-come-from-nothing.htm

Speciation is not evolution *

Link: http://rationalfaith.com/2017/03/unmasking-mistakes-in-memes-of-evolution-part-1/#Speciation_not_evolution
Stand alone page: Speciation-is-not-evolution.htm

When the first human evolved, was it male of female?*

Link: http://rationalfaith.com/2017/03/unmasking-mistakes-in-memes-of-evolution-part-2/#meme_firsthuman_male_orfemale
Stand alone page: When-the-first-human-evolved-was-it-male-or-female.htm

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Evolution  can’t answer this.*

Link: http://rationalfaith.com/2017/03/unmasking-mistakes-in-memes-of-evolution-part-2/#meme_chicken_orthe_egg
Stand alone page: Chicken-or-the-egg-Which-came-first-evolution-cant-answer.htm

The eye is too complex to have evolved.*

Link to this topic: http://rationalfaith.com/2017/04/unmasking-mistakes-in-memes-of-
evolution-part-3-codes-and-complexity/#eye_too_complex

Stand alone page: Eye-too-complex-to-evolve.htm

The rocks date the fossils and the fossils date the rocks*
(Circular reasoning)

Link to this topic: http://rationalfaith.com/2017/04/unmasking-mistakes-in-memes-of-evolution-part-3-codes-and-complexity/#fossil_circular_reasoning
Stand alone page: Fossil-dating-circular-reasoning-Rocks-date-fossils-vice-versa.htm

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Just for what it’s worth, these are not “memes,” They are persistent creationist “tropes.” The difference is not trivial. A meme is “an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.” The ancient “chicken or the egg” question is certainly a meme… but the assertion that evolutionists can’t answer it is not. That would be a creationist trope, “a common or overused theme or device.” Your own blog here shows that “evolutionists can’t explain” is perhaps the most single persistent argument you make in almost every essay. That single trope is central to at least… Read more »