Most of the arguments atheists use citing evolution to attack the fact of Divine creation are logically inconsistent or outright fallacious.
For example, atheists like Richard Dawkins and Jerry Coyne argue that if all life on earth were created by God, why would He make it seem like all life is on the same family tree? Why would He make humans and chimps, for example, share so many anatomical features such as would indicate that they are biologically related exactly as evolutionary science predicts? In reality, they argue, all life looks like it comes from the same family tree because it is all descended from the same family tree and there was no Divine creation as some theists argue.
Why is this a fallacious argument?
Because the atheist will draw the same conclusion regardless. If life appeared completely unrelated and disparate, the atheist would attribute this to the random nature of evolutionary processes. If there were no animals in nature that resembled humans, atheists would point that out as the obvious result of a blind, purposeless, unconscious force of evolutionary change and perhaps all the intermediary forms were lost to the sands of time. Then they would ask, “Why would God create life in such a random, haphazard, uncoordinated way?”
No matter what, the atheist conclusion remains the same.
We see atheists use precisely this kind of “just so” argumentation all the time.
Example: Vestigial organs. These are organs or body parts that Darwinists claim have no function in current species but are simply remnants from past species. For example, the tail bone in humans or wisdom teeth. It is claimed that hypothesized evolutionary descendants of homo sapiens had a use for these structures while we do not. Atheists smugly remark, “Why would God create humans with such useless organs? He must not be such a good designer!”
But, of course, just because current science has not discovered a purpose for certain organs that does not mean that, in reality, there is no purpose. Organs that at one point were considered vestigial, like the appendix, are now assumed to serve important purposes.
Deeper still, who says the human mind is always in a position to understand the true purpose of something that God has created? God creates as He wills, and He is in no way limited by our sense of purpose and practical function.
Rather than invoke blind evolutionary forces which fall apart upon closer inspection, why don’t these atheists draw the more rational, obvious conclusion that life demonstrates such unbelievably, preternaturally high order and organization and mutual resemblance despite unfathomable complexity because it was created by a Designer who made it that way deliberately?
It is a complete lie that evolutionary theory provides an adequate or even coherent explanation for any of this. (And before anyone shouts “God of the gaps!” — the failure of evolution is not the reason we accept Divine creation. There are plenty of independent reasons to conclude purely from observing the world around us that Divine creation is the reality, reasons related to the sublime complexity and order of the universe.)