One of the most common arguments arguments against evolution is a fallacious humdinger known as the “argument from incredulity.” It is essentially a person saying, “I don’t understand how (insert some facet of evolutionary theory here) could have worked, therefore it didn’t happen.” Any time you hear someone saying the words “ridiculous,” “stupid” or “doesn’t make sense” in a conversation about evolution, you can bet dollars to doughnuts they are trotting out some form of the argument from incredulity.
One of the most common iterations of this intellectual surrender strategy that I’ve encountered is the idea that complex life came from rocks. The argument make the implicit claim that evolutionary scientists teach this, even though the only ones who ever actually say anything like this are the creationists.
Above is what Dwight Schrute has to say to these chuckleheads.
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