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As far as Hovind not being a Dr., what if I were to have a BA. degree from a non accredited college in electronics??? Would that be a real degree or not??? HMMMM??? It does not matter where someone gets a degree wether it was correspondance or not, so just deal with it.

Tribtime, Rapture Ready 29 Comments [8/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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Tom S. Fox

No, it would NOT be a real degree!
You can call yourself an electrician, but that wouldn't change the fact that you know dicks about electronics!

3/26/2008 6:23:43 AM

Viva

Yes it does matter. A fake is still a fake, no matter what you call it.

3/26/2008 6:50:11 AM

super dooper dooper man

Ok, here's a really easy test. First aquire one of these electronics degrees and then try and fix or build something electronic. If it works, then yes. If you fail miserably, then it's not.

off you go.

3/26/2008 7:05:14 AM

Freboy

Why bother with the degree at all? You're a fundie! You're supposed to be ignorant.

3/26/2008 8:23:34 AM

Mr Blur

Look at it this way - if you should ever need a heart-bypass operation, where would you prefer the surgeon to have obtained his qualifications?

3/26/2008 8:24:24 AM

Canadiest

How about you use the Voodoo man as your Doctor then. Or Aunt Matilda, sure she knows as much as a REAL Doctor.

Isn't using the Title Doctor illegal when you don't have a real Doctorate? How do Hovind and Dr. Phil get around that?

3/26/2008 12:05:14 PM

GigaGuess

No as a matter of fact, it wouldn't...and most likely, you'd be theguy trying to fix a toaster while it's plugged in to make sure it works.

3/26/2008 12:11:35 PM

El Guapo

I just established a non-accredited college in my garage that I call "Harverd University" and granted myself a PhD in nuclear physics. It should be pretty easy to land a sweet tenured position with those credentials.

I'm kind of curious, though...from which non-accredited college did you get your degree in electronics, and has this helped you in your search for gainful employment?


3/26/2008 12:29:13 PM

GigaGuess

Ooops.

3/26/2008 1:25:59 PM

Heather

I don't know about the USA but in the UK only having a BA doesn't entitle you to call yourself Doctor. You have to have a PhD (or be qualified in medicine, obviously)

3/26/2008 1:28:05 PM



It does indeed. We want to make sure that you are not going to destroy our appliances.

8/11/2009 6:32:41 AM

Renon

No, that would not be a degree.

5/16/2011 5:37:47 PM

Gore

@Heather
It's true in the US too, this guy is just an idiot.

5/16/2011 5:44:41 PM

anti-nonsense

no it wouldn't be a real degree.

5/16/2011 7:49:42 PM

GigaGuess

what if I were to have a BA. degree from a non accredited college in electronics??? Would that be a real degree or not???
No. No it would not. I could write "I can has degree, plz?" on a piece of paper, and it would have the exact validity of your "degree."

5/16/2011 10:24:46 PM

Anon-e-moose

A Professor of Theology would pay his taxes. As does the Atheist biologist, lecturer, author and broacaster Professor Richard Dawkins FRS, FRSL.

And Kent Hovind didn't. Ergo his ten-stretch for Not Rendering Unto Caesar. QED.

So just deal with it.



...as far as he & his cellmate Bubba are concerned, ol' Kentypoos isn't. >:D

5/17/2011 8:07:51 AM

DevilHunter

Where did Hovind get his doctorate anyways? I read the introduction once, funny stuff.

5/17/2011 9:53:51 AM

JDC1

There are plenty of places online where someone
can send away for a college degree for a price.

You don't have to read a book or take a test.

Just tell them what sort of degree you want,
give them some money and they award you a college degree.
Or,
I could print you a college degree right here on my computer. I could but I won't.
You can do that yourself.

With this in mind, it DOES matter where someone gets a degree.

5/17/2011 10:40:29 AM

JohnTheAtheist

I have a doctorate in cunnilingus.

5/17/2011 10:42:22 AM

Gore

@Devil Hunter
A littl ole place called "Patriot (Bible) University" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriot_bible_university
(In short, a double-wide in the middle of BF Colorado) A PhD from this "esteemed" institution will cost ya around $2200. No professors, just counselors. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hGoNJ2B34c

To me it's just tragic how some people don't seem to appreciate what a degree means (a certificate of competence, which has legal connotations) but that's what happens when you never move beyond hom skool.

5/17/2011 11:58:15 AM

rw23

Non-accredited qualifications? I believe I once read something about those.

http://www.badscience.net/2004/09/dr-gillian-mckeith-phd-continued/

5/17/2011 1:15:05 PM



Anon-e-moose

@Gore

Ah yes, Kent Hovind's alma mater, Patriot Bible University:



Such hallowed halls of academia, to rival the frankly insignificant institutions that are Yale, Harvard, MIT; France's Sorbonne; Japan's Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and Keio & Waseda. To say nothing of the UK's Oxford and Cambridge.

"what if I were to have a BA. degree from a non accredited college in electronics???"

Well, for a start, here in the UK you'd be breaking the law. To say nothing of if you tried to install/repair a gas cooker/fire/heating system etc without being a registered CORGI engineer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_for_Registered_Gas_Installers

Any and all training establishments here in the UK - whether for gas, plumbing (water/gas) and especially electrical have to be registered & licenced by the government's Department of Trade and Industry.

5/18/2011 9:19:59 AM

Gore

@Anon-e-moose
Yep, that's where it was before it moved to its new scenic location in the middle of nowhere.

5/18/2011 12:16:12 PM

Crimson Lizard

Seeing as everyone else has torn this idiot to well-deserved shreds, I'll complain about one of my pet peeves: This arrogant "just deal with it" routine. Even having to read that makes me want to choke this person while telling them, "Just deal with it!"

5/24/2012 10:49:16 AM

Filin De Blanc

I have more of a claim to be a doctor than Kent Hovind. At least I'm at a real university, even if I haven't completed my bachelor's yet.

5/24/2012 10:59:22 AM
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