One of the atheists I follow is the EVIL-Loutionist Jerry Coyne of the University of Chicago. Yeah, he has published a few papers, won some science awards, written a best selling book (do NOT read this book!), etc.
On the other hand, *I* have read the Bible and BELIEVE it!
Remember, the acceptance of modern evolution requires the acceptance of modern genetics, which, of course, we know is false; the physical characteristics of an animal are determined by what the animal’s parents are looking at when they mate.
The critics are trying too hard. Sure, the lie-beral evolutionists might point out that what we feel and think is determined by (snicker) brain chemistry….they’ll tell you that one can alter thoughts by altering such chemistry (and you see this when someone gets a brain disease or brain injury).
Hence, they say: no physical process implies “no thought” and “no action”. Therefore, something like “free will” is only a “heuristic”.
Of course, we know better. Why? Our Holy Book (whose books were written between 4000 and 1600 years ago) tells us so!
Remember, there isn’t much you can do with scientists, especially accomplished ones.
What we can do is open the Bible, point our finger at the scientist, and then scream and call them “Evil” and “Agents of Satan”.
Again, that won’t convince the lost but it might keep our friends from straying. 🙂