I had replied to a question where someone had said that belief in evolution was a religion and he messaged me.
Subject: Evidence for evolution has never existed
Message: If you have evidence show me. I'm calling your bluff.
If you can't, you're just another in a long line of athiest frauds and liars. No real surprise there.
I sent him links to short videos and basic articles explaining the significance of Chromosome 2, vestigial organs, fossil evidence and observable evolution happening right now.
I got this reply-
'I asked you for evidence of evolution, not the generic religious web sites that you've never read.
Wake me up when you're ready to communicate on an intellectual level.
Examples of proof that I'll need:
1--Demonstrate that the theory of evolution has been peer reviewed.
2--Demonstrate that the theory has been observed anywhere in nature.
3--Demonstrate that alternative theories have all been falsified in favor of evolution.
All other sciences go through these steps.'
Clearly he had not read them. I explained that evolution has been well peer reviewed by the 95% of scientists who accept it, pointed out that one of the links I had sent him contained information about elephants losing their tusks because they are being hunted for them and gave examples of the way the bible story of creation has been disproved.
Got this - --'No, 95% of scientists don't accept the theory-If you can't show me one species changing into a totally different species, you don't even know what the theory claims..Evidence must fit the theory. That's basic to all sciences, and you don't sound qualified to discuss it. You're still at basically a high school level of understanding'
Explained to him that evolution works when a number of small changes happen over many generations and gave hypothetical example using the elephants that were losing their tusks, saying that a great increase in temperature could make leaner,smaller elephants with longer necks better able to survive and that they could then be prey to big cats and then those with the thickest hides would be stronger. Over many generations the elephant could become smaller, thinner, with longer neck, no tusks and a thicker hide and would look very unlike an elephant. New species.
I got this - You're nothing but an arrogant moron practicing a religion of evolution. You're not qualified to understand that you're lying and with your arrogance you likely never will be.
Me - "Please explain to me how else Chromasome 2 can be explained?"
Him - The existence of a chromosome does not prove evolution, and for you to suggest it does demonstrates the depth of your ignorance.
me - "How vestigial organs can be explained?"
Him - No other science demands to be taken as true until disproven. All sciences must earn their own credibility. Why do you suppose evolution is given special treatment?
Me - "Fossil evidence?"
Him - We don't have any. This is the weakest argument you could make because you don't know how to test it for reasonability, the most basic test you could conduct. If you're confused, ask.
Me -"Observable evolution happening right now?"
Him - I asked you to give me an example and you failed. Why would you defend your own failure and pretend I just have to believe you? That's how religious people act.
Me - "Get back to me when you have actually looked at the evidence."
Him - I'm credentialled in science. Rather than getting emotional, try thinking. You're not even in my league.
Me - You can lead a Christian to knowledge but you can't make him think.
No reply yet but I am not going to respond if he does reply. I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry.