"God did it" is not much of an answer. Kent Hovind is clearly
part of the fringe of the Creationist movement. Most groups try to distance
themselves from him, inspite of the desire to keep all the groups under a "Big Tent".
What did you consider an answer in those pages you presented? Most of it is inaccurate.
why not open up your mind and acutally read what he has to say
The reason why so many people are so disparaging of Kent Hovind is because they have done exactly
what you are doing is shifting the burden of proof, and challenging the creditablily
No. What has happened is that Hovind's arguement are so
often refuted, that there is practically nothing left to consider
from him, except hs fraudulent credentials. And no one has 'shifted the burder of proof". Shifting the burden of proof or shifting the goalposts
means that one is demanding a certain level of proof, receiving it, and then claiming that you actually had needed a higher level of proof.
Plainly, its up to creationists to demonstrate, to the scientific community, that evolution is inaccurate, as a science. Its a rather simple process,
they simply have to test the hypotheses of evolutionary biology.
is what evolutionary biologists do, they test the various hypotheses surrounding evolution, they, literally, try to refute and
falsify evolution. Their constant
failure to do so, and the real power of their tests, demonstrates
that evolution is a great and
strong hypothesis. People like Hovind, on the other hand, don't try to test anything, but simply repeat
disproven and oftentimes silly and
arguements against evolution. Thats
why hovind is continually derired, because he is well worthy of derision.
of Dr. Hovind
Kent Hovind is by no means a Doctor. The very fact that he insists and billing himself as such is evidence of his poor ethical character and
deceptiveness. He does not have a degree from a nationally accredited degree granting university. Worse, the 'company' that gave him a 'degree'
won't let anyone see his 'thesis' to review it
which is absolutely ridiculous
. Normally, when you actually get a degree
write a thesis, its stored publically
, to demonstrate that it was done and to permit other researchers to review it, because everyone
science gets their credentials questioned, especially when it becomes obvious that their education and worse, understanding, is not up to snuff.
that is what i want....to deny ignorance.
A well noble goal, but if you are getting most of your information from peopel like Kent Hovind, then you are being 'taught' by people who are
completely ignorant. That is not to say that all creationists or creationist-leaning peopel are ignornant, but Hovind certainly
Check out some of our 'stickied' threads in this forum, such as this one
browse thru some of our other threads on the subject to see a real variety of opinions and conclusions.
[edit on 6-7-2005 by Nygdan]