Monday, January 22, 2007

Just Who Is Kent Hovind and Why is He a Dirty Liar?

Despite his opinions of his own self importance, few people outside fundamentalist Christian circles knew of Kent "Dr. Dino" Hovind prior to his arrest and conviction of tax evasion. As an educational service, I've provided a few videos of Kent Hovind's lectures. To keep the ignorance from overpowering you, the videos are actually responses from ExtantDodo that feature clips of Hovind's major talking points followed by actual science refuting his claims. Prepare to be in awe of Hovind's stupidity and the ease at which his claims are debunked:

What amazes me is how Hovind goes against his own understanding of science right after explains it. He talks about how science is based on evidence from observation, but he never reconciles with the complete lack of observed evidence to make the theology of the Bible a valid starting assumption. He automatically assumes a Bronze and Iron Age document is flawless without any attempt to verify it and then bases all his "predictions" on that unvalidated assumption. It just shows how much his faith has hopelessly blinded him.

Of course, he recieved his "PhD" from a Patriot Bible College, a non-accredited Christian diploma mill and taught at a school he founded. It's no wonder he has a elementary school level of understanding of science.

Now, the man is going to prison, and I don't usually like kicking a man while he's down, but I don't like it when people try to distort reality for their own selfish ends.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

get a life, god is great!