To: All Oct3093 01:16PM Subject: $10,000 offer +quot;Dr.+quot; Kent Hovind (doctorate in e

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From: James J. Lippard To: All Oct-30-93 01:16PM Subject: $10,000 offer Organization: University of Arizona From: (James J. Lippard) Message-ID: <> Newsgroups: "Dr." Kent Hovind (doctorate in education) travels around the country lecturing to churches about the evils of evolution and how wonderful young-earth creationism is. Ed Babinski recently sent me a videotape of his appearance in South Carolina, and Hovind is, as far as I can tell, the most ignorant creationist ever to give a public lecture. He gave just about every bad argument I've come across for a young-earth: the shrinking sun, the decay of the earth's magnetic field, moon dust, etc. He claimed that Nebraska man was used as evidence for evolution in the Scopes trial (false). He claimed that Piltdown man still appears in textbooks today (but didn't name any). He claimed that Donald Johanson found "Lucy"'s leg bones a mile and a half away from the rest of the skeleton (false--and not even an accurate representation of the bogus creationist claim, which is that "Lucy"'s *knee joint* was found at another location). He gave the population growth argument for a young earth. But he also did this: he offered $10,000 to anyone who can produce any evidence for evolution. To claim your $10,000, send a piece of evidence (any evidence) for evolution to: Kent Hovind 29 Cummings Road Pensacola, FL 32503 I've written to him asking for the exact conditions of his offer, but what he said on the videotape is what I've just described above. He didn't require proof, he didn't require conclusive evidence, he didn't even require strong evidence. He just asked for "evidence for evolution." He also didn't say that there was only one award available; he said that he would send $10,000 to *anyone* who could produce said evidence. Jim Lippard Lippard@CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU Dept. of Philosophy Lippard@ARIZVMS.BITNET University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 85721 ----------------------------------------------------------------- On a more sickening note... does this remind anyone else of the IHR's (Institute for Historical Revisionism) offer for anyone who could show that the holocaust happened? I have noticed a similarity in the logic between the ICR and the IHR but this is rediculous (I know, Hovind isn't actually associated with the ICR but still, the parallel is eery). Scott,


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