9/24/2006                                                                                       View Comments

A critical analysis of Kent Hovind's "Age of the Earth"



Kent E. Hovind (born January 15, 1953) is an American evangelist and prominent "Young Earth" creationist who is currently offering US$250,000 to anyone who can prove evolution "is the only possible way" that the universe and life arose, although his numerous critics consider the challenge to be spurious because evolutionary theory has nothing to say about how the universe came about or how life began. The self-styled "Dr. Dino" (whose Ph.D, from an unaccredited university, is in Christian education) established the Creation Science Evangelism Ministry in 1989. Hovind now speaks frequently in schools, churches, university debates and on radio and television broadcasts, and is the subject of controversy and public scrutiny. He is currently charged with 58 federal crimes, including separate counts of making threats against federal officials, filing false complaints and tax evasion.

This video is a critical analysis of the first of Kent Hovind's lecture series on evolution. This video exposes some of the half-truths, misconceptions, and outright lies propagated by Kent Hovind as proof against the Theory of Evolution. However, little in this first lecture has anything to do with the Theory of Evolution, running to tangents that have nothing to do with science whatsoever. Many of these tangents, as well as Hovind's distasteful jokes, have been removed. All of his pseudo-scientific arguments remain intact.

The video is approximately 25 minutes long.

6 comments:

Farris said...

Kent Hovind reminds me of a cross between Kenneth Copeland and Mr. Haney (from Green Acres).

Aspirin99 said...

Hovind is as honest in his "science" as he is with his taxes:

http://159.54.228.187/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060714/NEWS01/607140333/1006

I love how he claimed his "tilt-o-whirl" operators were missionaries to avoid paying employee taxes.

xrayman said...

Wow that is totally fucked up. That was one of the most disturbing things I have ever seen. That bastard had a captive audience with no one there to refute him.

I don't know if I have been living in a vacum or what, but earlier this year around my 43rd birthday was the first time in my life I have ever heard that there are people who belive the earth is 6000 years old. I remember in grade school learning that dinosaurs were here many millions of years ago and the same lessons continured through high school. I never once in my life heard the 6000 year old earth story, until I started searhing for the truth that lead to my atheism this year.

We have a guy running for govenor in Michigan in November who promises to get intelligent desing in our public schools. I wasn't going to vote until I heard that shit.

Audie said...

Does anyone know how to save these videos as "video" files. (like mpeg or avi)? Right now I have to open the entire web page to view. Thanks

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Tim said...

This man is a joke. There should be legal action taken against him for propagating this blatantly dishonest garbage as science. We Humanists/Atheists/Freethinkers need to do all we can to combat this fundamentalist subterfuge from getting too far out of control. From all I have read about Hovind, he already has a lot of people on his ass for tax evasion and other chicaneries, and rightly so.