Why are evolutionists, often atheists, so dishonest in arguments/debates?

They will dodge points, and harp on semantics, like when someone says monkey they will scream ape, ape, as if it makes any difference at all in layman terms, instead of actually responding to any argument. Also, to avoid arguments they will instead come with dumb parody questions, which don't even make any... show more They will dodge points, and harp on semantics, like when someone says monkey they will scream ape, ape, as if it makes any difference at all in layman terms, instead of actually responding to any argument.

Also, to avoid arguments they will instead come with dumb parody questions, which don't even make any sense. For example 'If Adam came from dirt then why does dirt still exist' as if it at all is the same thing. They act like as if it is at all the same thing, just because they take an argument with the same structure in a completely different context, where it makes no sense at all. And even if it was there is still a divine creator involved which is a complete game changer. And also, the debate is supposed to be evolution, not the Bible, complete red herring.

And they often use ad hominem attacks instead of arguments. For example "You're just a stupid homeschooled Christian, so anything you say is invalid" or "You're stupid and obviously don't understand evolution" without explaining how they have misunderstood evolution. Or "You aren't a scientist, so anything you say can just be dismissed" as if you need a degree to notice flaws and many of them don't have biology degrees themselves and there are people with degrees in biology who don't accept evolution, so it doesn't prove to anything. It's an appeal to authority fallacy, and it goes both ways.
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