Creationist: You can't prove evolution is true, 100%.
Me: But evolution has been proved true beyond a reasonable doubt. It's like in court, to prove a defendant is guilty, the jury needs to decide that it is beyond a reasonable doubt that the claim is true.
Creationist: A ha! But innocent people are sent to jail all the time!
Me: Okay, but imagine a different court. In this one, a juror has to first pass years of tests to prove that he knows about the law and the case at hand. Then, he and a million others who also passed the test hear case after case after case. A million different defenses are launched against the truth of the claim. Every single of the million jurors after every single of the million cases concluded that there was no reasonable doubt that the claim was true. A single juror, in one case, could say "Not true" and the defendant would go free. But that never happened, and still never happens to this day. Because this defendant gets a million trials every day. And still, not one "Not true" has been found.
That's the case that evolution is true.
[Creationist: Yeah but someday we'll find a Not true, but for you it'll probably be too late. Enjoy hell loser.]
[Me: :-\ ]
If creationists were credible, serious, and reasonable, then they would apply their standards broadly and consistently. They would demand from all of science the same things they demand of evolution. They would demand the same levels of proof from criminal forensics and criminal justice (where people's liberty and lives are at stake) as they demand from evolution. The fact that they don't says a lot about their true nature and motivations. Add your thoughts to the comments here or join the ongoing discussion in the forum.