As a promoter of science literacy and therefore the theory of evolution, I often get some push back from those who are either unaware of the tenets of the theory, or are straight up opposed to it.
One of the most common arguments is to say that evolution is impossible, because evolving something as complex as the human eye, for example, would be “like a tornado going through a junkyard and creating a 747.” This is meant to imply that creating a complex structure is impossible by chance, and therefore that there had to be some “intelligent design” to the process.
Of course, this does sound like a serious claim if you have never learned the ins and outs of evolutionary theory, but just a brief introduction to evolution could sort this fallacy out.
Fixing the Fallacy
So the “tornado in a junkyard” fallacy assumes that 1) evolution works completely…
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