Apologists rely on word games and philosophical puzzlers because the facts are not on their side
. If they had historical, archeological, geological or anthropological evidence, they would present it. But they don't have any of that, so they make up logical fallacies disguised as reasonable arguments instead. When all else fails, they ask what they think are science-stumping rhetorical questions: "Where did the first particle come from, then? Were you there? Can you show one animal turning into another?"
The religious folks used to be able to rely on science to back them up, most of the time.
For many years, certainly until the 1700's, most bible stories were considered literal fact to most people, even in the scientific community. People did not really challenge their accuracy or test the bible accounts against reality.
With the Enlightenment thinking and the beginning of observation-based experimental science (as opposed to just accepting as true what ancient smart people like Aristotle had said) scientific people started, slowly and cautiously, to edge away from the bible. When scientists actually tested biblical claims, they were almost always shown to be false.
I went to a geology lecture a while back and the guy said that until the 1800's geology was based on the idea that everything you saw in the rocks was created by the great Noahic flood. The fact that nothing that people knew about floods matched with what the bible said was not important. The bible said it, they believed it. Then, they started testing things and that was it for the bible. Everything geological in the bible was shown to be false.
The earth was really quite old; there was no global flood, ever; glaciers were in the areas supposedly under water during the great flood; fossils are laid down in precise layers, not jumbled up the way things are after a flood; when you find certain age fossils, but not other age fossils, you also find petroleum; rushing flood waters destroy things quickly, but erosion of mountains and the formation of canyons happens very slowly; volcanoes are natural phenomena, not caused by angry gods; earthquakes happen in predictable places, not randomly where people are sinners; similar rocks far from each other mean the land masses have moved around over time.
And so forth, gathering evidence and testing it out.
Geologists tend to be fairly hard-headed (heh). They like their proofs to be rock-solid (heh). Once they moved away from trying to fit the actual earth into the bible stories, and got into the area of real concrete evidence (heh) they made real discoveries and never looked back.
Religious apologists do the opposite, looking for evidence to show that what they already believe to be true, is true. If the evidence shows that what they already believe is false, they disregard it. If there is the slightest bit of evidence in their favor, they stop looking. Proof found, case closed. Not science.