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Da Ali G Show does science. Ali G (Sasha Baron-Cohen) invited (now federal inmate and tax cheat) creationist Kent Hovind to discuss evolution. The show erroneously lists Hovind as a "Dr," but his "doctorate" was earned from an unaccredited diploma mill.
Originally posted by silverflame
I really enjoyed this video. This gives alot of insight. I really like the way he brings up some very hard questions. I never really thought of it this way lol. He is good.
"An Ad Hominem is a general category of fallaciesin which a claim or argument is rejected on the basis of some irrelevant fact about the author of or the person presenting the claim or argument. Typically, this fallacy involves two steps. First, an attack against the character of person making the claim, her circumstances, or her actions is made (or the character, circumstances, or actions of the person reporting the claim). Second, this attack is taken to be evidence against the claim or argument the person in question is making (or presenting). This type of "argument" has the following form:......
The reason why an Ad Hominem (of any kind) is a fallacy is that the character, circumstances, or actions of a person do not (in most cases) have a bearing on the truth or falsity of the claim being made (or the quality of the argument being made). "
Originally posted by JesusisTruth
OMG lesergic, I haven't seen you in ages!
You were on the original ats.
anyways the video is long, I'm gonna watch it later. thanks NYT.
Originally posted by Homeless Man
doesnt the bible say that early man did not exist or something? thats what alot of people say, what about dinosaurs. are they in the bible?
Originally posted by JaxonRoberts
'Dr.' Kent Hovind???? Take a look at where he got his Phd.!
This guy is the biggest fraud EVER! And he's doing time in the Federal Pen for tax evasion!
Chemistry professor Karen Bartelt has said that it is "very unusual for a person with a Ph.D., even a real one," [emphasis in original] to list oneself in the phonebook as "Dr Hovind", as Hovind has done. Barbara Forrest, a professor of philosophy, expert on the history of creationism and activist in the Creation-evolution controversy, wrote that Hovind's lack of academic training makes it impossible to engage him on a professional level. Other critics of Hovind have charged that Patriot Bible University is a diploma mill, as it has unreasonably low graduation requirements, lack of sufficient faculty or educational standards, and a suspicious tuition scheme. The school's current policies allow students to attain bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and even "Doctor of Ministry" degrees in months, rather than years, for as little as $25 per month. Currently Patriot offers a monthly fee, unlike most universities, which only charge per-credit fees. Bartelt has stated Hovind's doctoral dissertation is evidence of the poor requirements at Patriot and that Hovind lacks knowledge of basic science. Bartelt noted that Hovind's dissertaton is incomplete (contains four chapters totaling 101 pages, but Hovind's introduction claims the work is 250 pages with 16 chapters), of low academic quality, poor writing, poor spelling, poor grammatical style, pages are repeated, references are absent, and it is not original work with original ideas.[
The man is an uneducated fraud and has absolutely no grasp of even basic science.
His ramblings are utter tripe and so full of holes that you could drive an aircraft carrier through them!
A fallacy is a component of an argument which, being demonstrably flawed in its logic or form, renders the argument invalid in whole. ...
The reason why an Ad Hominem (of any kind) is a fallacy is that the character, circumstances, or actions of a person do not (in most cases) have a bearing on the truth or falsity of the claim being made (or the quality of the argument being made).