Here are some ways that I have found that evolution adherents will deceive others.
First, I must reiterate that their insistence on calling other people "liars" because they do not accept evolutionary orthodoxy is both childish and reprehensible. Further, it is an attempt to protect evolutionism from critical examination.
Here are some disingenuous obfuscations involving absence of information that I have encountered:
- Commenting on articles without reading. We all do it to some extent. But to simply be a troll and say, "That's not true", make an insulting remark and then post a link to outdated, discredited "science" that the article has just debunked is foolishness. On a related note, we often encounter the Genetic Fallacy, where people will not read creationist and ID material because it is not from sources of which they approve. They do not realize that the sources use a great deal of mainstream scientific material.
- Conceit. Thinking that they know better than accredited scientists because of what they read in high school is amazingly arrogant. Further, they seldom want to know what creationists really believe in teach, preferring to learn from anti-creationist and anti-Christian sites. They are not confronting the scientists one-on-one, however. People like that should take the challenge at the top of the page and see if they're as clever as they think they are.
- Criticism. Another thing that many of us do. But to take a short article that was written for the general public, pick it apart (including fussing about what was not included), quote outdated and discredited material from evolution indoctrination sites only gains the critic applause from his ilk and not from respectable people.
- Concoction and Caricature. Using insufficient information and then inserting complete falsehoods in an effort to influence the thinking of others; atheists and evolutionists are notorious for "not doing their homework". I have noticed time and time again that people who cannot refute the evidence resort to childish personal attacks. Such tactics may be impressive to children, but thinkers are unimpressed by such antics.
- Circumventing. There are some people who will make an off-topic comment on an article and attempt to commandeer a discussion. When they are given evidence supporting a creationist viewpoint, the simply go around it and begin demanding answers to other questions (often a Red Herring or Irrelevant Thesis).
- Condescension. Smug comments informing ID and creation believers that we are st00pid because we reject evolutionism, and then presuming telling us what we believe, is counterproductive. They have no desire to learn what "our side" really believes, and less than no desire to allow us to hold to our views. It may be good for a temporary boost to a fragile ego, but that is all.
Edit: I am adding this screen shot of someone who attacked me over a post on Twitter. My link was about Islam, and this guy was so full of hate and rage, he made a fool of himself by assuming that I was talking about the Norwegian killer, Brevik!
If evolutionists want to be honest, they can learn what we are saying from legitimate sources and not from biased pooling of ignorance sites, hopefully leaving behind their preconceptions about us as well. Further, it would be helpful if they took a rational attitude, asking, "Is there evidence to support this position?" Then, when they want to comment, they might be able to do so intelligently.