- Jun 5, 2003
Hovind isn't taken seriously, because he has all these loony ideas that even other creationists think are off the wall.Not to offend, but it seems Hovind thinks evolution is a joke.
Some of them are also put off by his arrest record and other legal troubles.
The fact that he claims to have a PhD, but got it from a person running a "university" out of a split level house in Colorado, also gives some honest creationists concern.
I think James Randi's offer of $1000,000 to anyone capable of showing any paranormal phenomenon would be of interest to Hovind.My question would be why doesn't evolution offer $100,000.00 to creationists to prove them wrong? That would be interesting
I wonder why he doesn't take that. And Randi, unlike Hovind:
- Actually has the money[/*:m:b9c25]
- Will actually let the applicant tell him what the phenomenon will be.[/*:m:b9c25]
- Does not rely on a mythical "board of experts"[/*:m:b9c25]
- Has the judging out in the open, where everyone can see it[/*:m:b9c25]
Hovind is an embarassment to honest creationists, and many of them have vigorously criticised him for various things mentioned above.
Answers in Genesis, a Young-Earth website, has made a list of claims they think creationists should not make, as they are highly doubtful or outright falsehoods. This is a list of the ones Hovind uses:
Moon dust thickness proves a young moon
Woolly mammoths were snap frozen during the Flood catastrophe
Dubois renounced Java man as a missing link and claimed it was just a giant gibbon
The Japanese trawler Zuiyo Maru caught a dead plesiosaur near New Zealand
The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics began at the Fall
Archaeopteryx is a fraud
There are no beneficial mutations
No new species have been produced
Earth's axis was vertical before the Flood
Paluxy tracks prove that humans and dinosaurs co-existed
Darwin's quote about the absurdity of eye evolution from Origin of Species
Earth's division in the days of Peleg (Gen. 10:25) refers to catastrophic splitting of the continents
The phrase "science falsely so called" in 1 Timothy 6:20 (KJV) refers to evolution
Ron Wyatt has found Noah's Ark
Ron Wyatt has found much archaeological proof of the Bible
Many of Carl Baugh's creation evidences
AIG considers the following to be unlikely and inadvisable to use, and are often used by Hovind:
There was no rain before the Flood
Natural selection as tautology
Evolution is just a theory
The speed of light has decreased over time
There are no transitional forms
Gold chains have been found in coal
Plate tectonics is fallacious
Creationists believe in microevolution but not macroevolution
The Gospel is in the stars.
I think you could do better than Hovind.