If you are somebody who rejects the Theory of Evolution, I have several questions I’d like to ask you. I’m interested in determining several things about your position. I’m also willing to work with other areas of scientific discourse, like Big Bang cosmology, as the questions only need to be tweaked slightly.
What is your scientific background? Have you earned any PhD’s in any field related to biology, and if so, where did you earn these degrees from? Is this institution accredited by any government recognized accreditation agency, like the New England Association of Schools and Colleges? Getting a PhD from a degree mill, like Patriot Bible University, really isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on, even if you spent thousands of dollars on it.
Have you ever had any papers published in reputable, peer reviewed, journals on topics related to biology? If so, approximately how many, and when was your last paper published?
If you have a PhD or have published papers
Congratulations. You’re among a very elite group of people in the world that has sufficient background to actually understand the scientific evidence, and the theory, to be able to take a reasonably informed position on evolution. You may be correct in your position regarding evolution, but I have no way to know. As a layman, I do not have the background knowledge to properly evaluate the evidence, so I’m forced to accept the scientific consensus.
The rest of this post isn’t for you. Your job is to go out and convince the rest of the scientific community that the Theory of Evolution is not correct. I probably don’t need to tell you that you have your work cut out for you. Evolution has been an accepted scientific theory for well over 100 years, and doesn’t appear to have been falsified. If you can reverse the consensus of your fellow scientists on Evolution, I’ll gladly come along and accept whatever new theory becomes the consensus.
If you don’t have a PhD and haven’t published papers
If you do not have a PhD in some field of biology, and you have never published any papers related to biology, do you recognize that you are not an expert when it comes to matters of biology? What has convinced you to believe that you have sufficient expertise to evaluate the evidence for the Theory of Evolution?
Do you current accept any other position to explain the diversity of life on Earth, like Intelligent Design? Keep in mind that I do understand that rejecting one theory does not mean that you accept any other.
Have you taken any post-secondary courses that deal with evolution, that try to explain it to non-scientists, or explain why scientists accept the theory?
Do you reject all of science, or is it only particular theories in science that you have trouble accepting? Do you accept the theory of Special Relativity which tells us that time is not absolute, and that “now” is a relative concept?
What would it take to convince you that you, an admitted non-expert, should accept the scientific consensus, in this case, that the Theory of Evolution is the best explanation we currently have for the diversity of life on Earth? Could you ever be convinced to accept the position of expert scientists on this matter, or are you convinced that you know better?
Please feel free to leave your answers in the comment section below!