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by Luke Muehlhauser on December 9, 2009 in News

Kent Hovind’s PhD dissertation is a bit… unorthodox. Here’s the opening:

Hello, my name is Kent Hovind. I am a creation/science evangelist. I live in Pensacola, Florida. I have been a high school science teacher since 1976… God has given me the opportunity to preach and teach the wonderful story of His marvelous creation over 400 times each year…

It is my burning desire to help Christians get back to a simple faith in God’s Word. Satan’s method has always been to instill doubt in God’s Word…

Also, I just redid my list of Greatest Rock Albums Ever (click image for full size):

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rhys December 9, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Kent Hovind is peerless in his sowing of lies, disinformation, dishonesty and bullshit. He deserves to be in jail.

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lukeprog December 9, 2009 at 5:59 pm

Yeah, Kent Hovind is… special.

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Bill Maher December 9, 2009 at 6:36 pm

In Hovind’s defense, he is hilarious. Him and Jack Chick (I have over 100 Chick Tracts) are my two favorite evangelists.

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Mingy Jongo December 9, 2009 at 6:40 pm

Very nice greatest albums list; I agree with most of it.

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lukeprog December 9, 2009 at 6:40 pm

Oh my God. Chick Tracts. Those things are hilarious times 1000.

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Bill Maher December 9, 2009 at 7:29 pm

lukeprog: Oh my God. Chick Tracts. Those things are hilarious times 1000.  

The scary thing Luke is that he has sold between 750,000,000 – 1,000,000,000 worldwide in 100 languages (living in the South I have seen them in a good many places) making him both the most successful comic creator and evangelist of all time (Rick Warren and Stan Lee can eat their hearts out). There is a great documentary called “God’s Cartoonist” about Jack Chick and they even interview Hovind in the movie. I am surprised you have never made any posts about him.

Personally, I love Chick Tracts (and comic strips and books in general for that matter) and they are right next to Garfield Minus Garfield and Preacher for ones I enjoy the most.

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Briang December 9, 2009 at 7:55 pm

“Hello” seems a good start to a dissertation.

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Ryan December 9, 2009 at 7:57 pm

This is certainly newsworthy:

http://tabee3i.com/page/interviews/en/Richard-Carrier/index.html

It’s an arab website that interviewed Richard Carrier.

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Mingy Jongo December 9, 2009 at 8:04 pm

BTW that graphic is pretty cool, looks like it could be a neat poster.

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lukeprog December 9, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Well, there are millions of things I’d like to write about but haven’t gotten around to yet…

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Mingy Jongo December 9, 2009 at 10:58 pm

One more thing: Hope I’m not being nit-picky, but the date you have for the Velvet Underground is wrong and the Pere Ubu album is titled “The Modern Dance”, not “Modern Dance” (for some reason Scaruffi leaves out the “the” also, which I never understood as it is quite clear on the cover).

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lukeprog December 10, 2009 at 12:20 am

Fixed, thanks!

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