posted on Jan, 25 2007 @ 01:30 PM
Here is the diploma mill, an unacredited 'university' that hands out 'higher degrees', the Hovind went to:
And also an article from the Wikipedia on it:
This all goes to illustrate just how much of a fraud "Dr." Dino is. He paid to get a fake degree from a fake univesity, and won't even ALLOW people
to see his supposed 'thesis' and review his work. The man is flat out dishonest.
Will this mark a turning point in the evolution-creationism struggle? Hovind is something of an 'outsider' from even the organized creationist
'mainstream', like Answers in Genesis, and other such groups. So what happens to him is relatively independant of them. But will the fact that
he's been shown, in court, to be a liar, fraud, and overall scumbag, reflect poorly on the perception of creationist ministers?
Seems unlikely, given that the christian fundamentalist community is rather gullible and open to manipulation from its authorities. Recall that there
have been many 'ministers' caught red-handed in the act of cheating, pretending to have 'magical healing powers'. But even with the fraud
exposed, their acolytes simply ignore it and continue to send in money to these charlatans.
Heck, Hovind will probably go straight back to defrauding people even after this 10 year sentence. He might even be thrown right back in jail not
long after it.