January 20, 2007

10 years in the clink

Filed under: Antiscience — by lahar @ 10:00 pm

10 years for ‘Dr. Dino’
| Local News |

Looks like our bestest friend is going away for a while. Unfortunately, he isn’t exactly repentant:

Prior to his sentencing, a tearful Kent Hovind, also known as “Dr. Dino” asked for the court’s leniency.

“If it’s just money the IRS wants, there are thousands of people out there who will help pay the money they want so I can go back out there and preach,” Hovind said.

“I’ve got somebody else who can pay for my actions. Can I go now?”


January 2, 2007

Whoa, Deja Vu!

Filed under: Antiscience — by lahar @ 5:36 am

Respectful Insolence: Surprise, surprise Andrew Wakefield was paid by lawyers to undermine the MMR vaccine

Does this sound familiar to anyone else out there?

Same stuff, different pile, although this heap includes a number of dead children whose parents were scared in to not vaccinating their children.

December 14, 2006

An old friend returns

Filed under: Antiscience,Games — by lahar @ 6:12 am

Ars Technica: Left Behind: Eternal Forces

Ars reviews the Left Behind game and, to everyone’s shock, likes it! Granted, there are a few back-handed compliments (“a relatively harmless and well-done piece of propaganda”) but they say it’s a fun enough game and at the very least better than the books.

You never know, it could actually spur someone to do some good deeds for once. At the very least it could help shut up the losers who say video games are a bad influence. Hey, I did nothing but play video games in my youth, and all that happened to me was that I developed a drastically shortened attention span.

One thing that did catch my eye was this bit from the game:

Hmm…”cosmic, chemical, stellar, and planetary evolution”. Where have I heard that before?

Analysis of Kent Hovind: Six Definitions of Evolution?

Holy crap! It’s our old friend Kent “New Fish” Hovind! Apparently his powers of re-definition and outright creation of scientific terms and dismissal of much of cosmology, astronomy, physics and geology has saved the day once again!

Seriously, it’s like Hovind is the one-stop shop for evangelical anti-evolution arguments these days. It does make planning one’s responses to this sort of stuff easier, though.

UPDATE: I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the ever-popular “blame the media” tidbit in the first paragraph, which unfortunately I didn’t notice until after I hit the post button.

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