I'm quite sure that their arguments and rationalizations, despite not addreessing most of what I said, were enough for them to feel satisfied that the Truth was untouched. I'm sure they easily dismissed everything I said. I am an imperfect human, puffed up with pride, after all. They have a direct line to absolute truth. No need to scrutinize what they already 'know' to be true.
where I think I did get through to them was the statement in Awake that science and Genesis 'harmonise'. They tried to deflect the issue but I kept re-reading the statement to them and explaining that science puts the appearance of birds long after land animals which contradicts Genesis. I wouldn't let them weasel out from Awake's blatent falsehood
They admitted that they needed to do more research and promised they would but I'm quite sure that by 'research' they mean read more Watchtower publications - they very source of information in question. They won't find any answers to my questions in there, only obsfucations but that will probably be enough for them.
when they left one of them said 'well, maybe we have to agree to disagree, we have faith that the Bible is God's word'.
I was determined to have the last word so I said 'you are entitled to your faith and your opinion but not your own facts. You faith doesn't mean you can go around distributing misinformation'. I was pretty satisfied with ending our conversation with that!