I don't bother with Creationist arguments, and I have to wonder why you do?
good for you, but avoiding the argument is not exactly the same as joining it. There are enough of the Conservipedia folks who strongly believe their blather. Id love the opportunity to discuss the topic with em. I feel comfortable in this area of science and , although the winner of a creation/evolution debate isnt the best scientist but the best at debating in public. Theres two separate issues. Ive seen brilliant scientists get their asses handed to them by Creationist shills and the way the debates proceeded was the Creationist would never admit to any point of science that is known to be accurate and true. The premises that Creationsim begins with are usually ridiculous but the one skilled at verbal ledgerdemain will have the audience (assuming that they are not skilled in the natural sciences) buffaloed.
Ive debated several in my time and never do I allow the debatre to get beyond a point of an invalid premise.
"Weve never seen any transitional fossils" Im a;ways ready for that in a debate and have several graphics on the subject to be able to show and tell that the proposer is full of it.
Once you let the guys get beyond a false premise, youve lost the debate already.
When we educate kids we have the responsibility to provide the best science we can.