A reader worries that evolution isn’t the stopping point for creationists:
Once a person willingly carves out exceptions and changes evolution to simply an opinion then there is nothing stopping that person from challenging anything else in science as an opinion.
I usually respond to such arguments by questioning the evidence. I’ll take a different approach this time. I would criticize that argument even if we had supporting data. That’s because even if such statements were true, they would not be universal laws along the lines of F = ma. Clearly some creationists don’t reject all of science. And thus anything we say about them will inevitably be statistical and probabilistic. We might be able to say creationists as a group share certain dispositions and tendencies. But that’s it. Even with evidence, we’re left with a general trend rather than a universal law. And it’s far from obvious how we should use and think about any general trend, much less this one. I’ll address that point in a future post shortly.