The problem with \"Dr.\" Hovind's $250.000 challenge is that Hovind has set up the judging criteria so that no one can succeed. If it were an honest offer \"Dr.\" Hovind would have lost long ago.
2/23/2006 11:10:01 PM
Not to mention that \"Dr.\" Hovind has been found guilty of fraud, and doesn't even have a real degree.
3/28/2007 8:19:45 PM
Have him set up a panel of independent judges first, then we will take it seriously. Until then, you are a bigger idiot than he is, because he at least is getting paid.
3/28/2007 9:20:20 PM
EVOLUTION IS NOT A RELIGION.
And Kent Hovind is a fraud and a liar.
3/28/2007 9:21:37 PM
Does Hovind actually HAVE $250,000? I thought the feds took all his cash?
3/29/2007 1:20:49 AM
Yeah, sure. I'll contact \"Dr.\" Hovind. When are visiting hours at the prison again?
3/29/2007 3:05:44 AM
Hovind's offer wasn't legit anyway -- the reward was for proving a very specific distortion of evolutionary theory that no scientist actually uses. I'd be willing to bet Hovind knew that, so there's a very real possibility the whole thing was illusionary.
3/29/2007 3:26:26 AM
Man Called True
fuzon: Many people believe Hovind never had $250,000 to begin with - he never provided proof that the money was available.
3/29/2007 3:46:22 AM
If you try to cash a check -- ANY check -- from Hovind you're likely to be out $29.95 for rubber supplies.
3/29/2007 4:26:24 PM
Hovind=idiot with money, supposedly. Pretending he is a doctor is like pretending the earth was created before the sun.
How does an idiot get that kind of money?
3/29/2007 4:40:51 PM
Instead of doing something useful with his life, Kent decided to get his kicks by putting out a sham offer that nobody could ever win, since you would have to prove that
1. The Big Bang occurred
2. Chemical formation
3. Star/Planet formation
All occur without any divine intervention. Some have tried, and Hovind just ignored them. And as noted, the judging was just a mess too.
8/30/2009 8:05:54 PM
I imagine that the challenge is off now since the state confiscated Kent's assets....
8/31/2009 3:27:31 AM
Yeah right. To prove that Hovind's strawman is real would require to destroy this universe and start everything anew. When real doctors said that to him, he replied: "So?"
8/31/2009 4:11:53 AM
"because he'll pay you $250,000 if you can give him just one shred of truth about your religion of evolution."
He'll be lucky to walk out of prison with the clothes on his back. They're the only things he'll possess. He certainly won't have the respect of other fundy preachers (Two Words: Ted Faggard), if he ever had any. He's a convicted liar, so nobody'll ever listen to him anymore. And with his criminal record & notoriety, no bank manager will even give him the time of day, never mind a loan.
$250,000? He'll be lucky to walk out of jail with $25. And an intact arsehole. Keep dropping the soap, Kentypoos!
8/31/2009 9:55:20 AM
Just got my cheque in the mail. You should come by sometime, we'll have a party.
7/17/2010 2:43:41 PM
Nylon eating Bacteria? Lucy? The Lenski Experiment? That AIDS resistance mutation in Europe? Archeopteryx? Tiktaalik? The Miller And Urey Experiment? THE ENTIRE FUCKING FOSSIL RECORD?
Why is the origins debate still going on?
Because you can't win against someone who ignores your arguments. Being stuck up twits helps them avoid the defeats they deserve, too.
9/18/2011 2:32:53 PM
We all know the Scientific Method.
This is the Fundamentalist Method:
1 Find and read a 2000 year old book of fairy tales, and accept everything written in it as fact without question.
2 Assemble a list of facts that contradict the book.
3 Find someone who recognizes that those facts are, y'know, FACTS, and assert that you're right and they're wrong.
4 Assert more strongly that you're right and they're wrong.
5 As soon as they present you with proof that they're right, stick socks in your ears and recite Biblical passages as you back out of the room.
6 Once you have left, continue to assert that you're write and everyone else is wrong.
9/18/2011 3:52:16 PM
Dr. Kent Hovind would have been an honest man, instead of an intellectual fraud, I would be a rich man. Many of us would have been.
11/7/2011 5:48:30 PM
Ali G won it, didn't he?
4/23/2012 6:33:28 AM
Kent's in jail where he belongs.
11/2/2012 9:25:26 AM
"because he'll pay you $250,000 if you can give him just one shred of truth about your religion of evolution. Go for it ..."
Okay. If he wasn't fucked before
he was given that ten-stretch in jail (and his arsehole streched by Bubba & co. in
...he is now. And not just financially - if he has any non-IRS seized ass-ets left when he gets out in 2015 - neither, post-Schaftafly pwnage going viral* on the blogosphere, as a result of Andy's own insane attempt at last-wordism.
*- Search 'Andy Schlafly Lenski Affair' in Google. Count those search result numbers. A certain "DBZ" meme - with a certain Saiyan & his Scouter - springs to mind...!
11/2/2012 11:30:33 AM
Mr. Hovind's offer was modeled after one promoted by James Randi for proof of the supernatural or psychic phenomenon. The difference is that Randi's foundation has the money on account, and its existence is independently verifiable. Mr. Hovind refuses to do this, insisting that his word that the money exists is good enough.
Yes, this convicted tax dodger expects to be taken at his word.
11/2/2012 2:35:02 PM