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The wild, wild world of Kent Hovind
Mr. Kent Hovind is a Young Earth Creationist, one of those narrow biblical literalists that insist on claiming that every word in the bible is the absolute truth. Naturally, this gives rise to conflicts with modern scientific research, which contradict the literal interpretation of the bible. Mr. Hovind has found ways of rejecting the findings of modern science, and to those ends he has concocted the "Hovind Theory" of creation.
Kent Hovind is a young-earth creationist who gives frequent public lectures on evolution and creationism. He is well-known for repeating the claim that the remains of a basking shark found by Japanese fishermen off the coast of New Zealand were actually those of a recently deceased plesiosaur.
Hovind claims to possess a masters degree and a doctorate in education from Patriot University in Colorado. According to Hovind, his 250-page dissertation was on the topic of the dangers of teaching evolution in the public schools. Formerly affiliated with Hilltop Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Patriot University is accredited only by the American Accrediting Association of Theological Institutions, an accreditation mill that provides accreditation for a $100 charge. Patriot University has moved to Alamosa, Colorado and continues to offer correspondence courses for $15 to $32 per credit. The school's catalog contains course descriptions but no listing of the school's faculty or their credentials. Name It and Frame It lists Patriot University as a degree mill http://training.loyola.edu/cdld/nifi.html.
The application for enrollment for Patriot University.
THE CAMPUS OF THE "PATRIOT U."
Patriot University, where Kent Hovind received his so-called "Ph.D.". He claims that when he went there, it was located somewhere else. So what? What kind of "university" would ever locate itself in a split-level??
The application for enrollment for Patriot University
New-- A new webpage at No Answers in Genesis about Kent Hovind and his bogus challenge.
Very recently two scientists, unbeknown to each other, have taken up Mr Hovind's challenge. The following articles indicate clearly that Kent Hovind's $250,000 "challenge" is completely and utterly bogus.
Kent Hovind's "$250,000 Award to Prove Evolution!"
Kent Hovind's Bogus Challenge
Is Kent Hovind a Liar too?
The Dissertation Kent Hovind Doesn't Want You to Read: A Review of Kent Hovind's Thesis
Hovind Refuses to Debate!!
The Wild, Wild World of Kent Hovind
-- cpr (email@example.com), August 03, 2000
Of course, in fairness to "Kent", it should be noted that he is an "award winning" advocate:
The saga begins with the printing of the January 2000 NMSR Reports, specifically the Best and Worst of 1999 Awards. These were also posted on the NMSR website at http://www.nmsr.org .
Kent Hovind's Award read as follows:
The P. T. Barnum "One Born Every Minute" Award goes to "Dr. Dino" himself, creationist speaker Kent Hovind, who on May 7th, 1999, in a packed room in Philadelphia, urged his audience to study convincing new evidence of humans living with dinosaurs. Hovind's evidence, a web site at http://www.darwindisproved.com/Archive.html , turned out to be the annual NMSR April Fool's prank.Hovind Refuses to Debate!!
-- cpr (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 03, 2000.
So, it's 3 crocks of shit on one thread, You, him, and evolution
-- KoFE (your@town.USA), August 03, 2000.
I would respond but the antibiotic resistant bacterial infection is causing my vision to fail. What was this thread about?
-- dieingfromahighfever (email@example.com), August 03, 2000.
antibiotic dude, what does this have to do with evolution/creation?
-- Bounty Hunter (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 03, 2000.
Anti-resistant bacteria = evolution
-- Thinkaboutit (email@example.com), August 04, 2000.
HOW could you "repsond" KoFE? THIS APPLIES TO YOU:
The P. T. Barnum "One Born Every Minute" Award goes to "Dr. Dino" himself, creationist speaker Kent Hovind, who on May 7th, 1999, in a packed room in Philadelphia, urged his audience to study convincing new evidence of humans living with dinosaurs. Hovind's evidence, a web site at http://www.darwindisproved.com/Archive.html , turned out to be the annual NMSR April Fool's prank.
-- CPR (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 04, 2000.
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