Some fellow calling himself “homersimpson123” (who thinks he is doing the world a service) has uploaded all of the Kent Hovind DVDs to bittorrent, as well as the horrendous gemisch he uses in his presentations. Since Hovind is rotting in jail for a good long while, this is your chance to torture yourself with some truly awful nonsense.
(hat tip to DaveX)
Ed Darrell says
Meanwhile, the series “Evolution” for PBS remains unwatched by the scientifically unwashed.
Oh, drat. Then there is this news from Cartoon Brew — Ken Ham’s museum has a slick ad. Virtuous faithful will pray that the Museum runs out of money to run it. Here’s the link — even the cartoonists worry about the morality of cartooning for cretionism, in the comments: http://www.cartoonbrew.com/advertising/creation-museum-spot
Bob O'H says
“hat tip” seems somehow inappropriate in this context.
The Hovind stuff has been posted on the usenet binaries groups repeatedly… also Ken Ham stuff.
Alt.binaries.multimedia.documentaries and alt.binaries.documentaries are pretty much flooded with all manner of insane BS videos, from creationist stuff to UFO videos to Kent Jones and various other new world order conspiracy crap.
I feel rather like the cat who just dropped a “gift” of a half-eaten dead bird at the master’s feet…
Its been on YouTube for years, hasn’t it ?
Thats where I first saw it (I haven’t looked at them all, you only need to see one of them to know whats in the rest).
Posted by: Ed Darrell
That is a pretty slick add. Too bad science isn’t founded on whimsy.
But what, no Unicorns?
It is truely offensive for cartoon character, Homer.
I’d sooner extract a botfly larva with my teeth than watch Mr Hovind’s speeches.
You said “gemisch”…maybe Korn was right…welcome to the tribe!
I’ve watched one of his “debates” with Shermer.
That was enough.
Shermer makes a good effort. BUt Hovind just spouts so much nonsense he doesn’t even know where to go. He basically uses the “that’s not science” and picks apart some of the most common creationist lies. Also I think he uses there’s no rabbits or any other modern mammal in the fossil record with dinosaurs.
Well look on the bright side, read the comments on the torrent and see this one:
It is about 13 hours old by this writing and there are a lot of seeds and many dl.
So all is not lost
If anyone wants to torture himself and download these, here’s a demonoid invite code
Does anyone else love the fact that below the description of god using hovind to get his word to the masses, we get this link
Hot Girls! Rate the girls in this best amateur contest!
Plus an ad for Harry Potter?
Horst from Stuttgart says
I didn’t know there is the word “Gemisch” (german for “mixture”) in english. Learning stuff rocks!
Matt over at Pooflingers Anonymous reviewed the entire 12 part “Blue Series” of Kent Hovind creation “science” videos:
Matt survived, and even still blogs.
Hovind says he is in jail because he is being persecuted by the followers of the religion of evolution. And also, his excuse for not paying taxes was that he is a member of the “Nation of God” not American.
I went on a geology field trip a couple years ago, and we ate breakfast one morning at a little diner with these placemats:
I quote: “If yoU coUld gEt nEar him, yoU coUld vEry Easily pUll off thE arm of the T-Rex. HE woUld diE bEcaUsE hE woUld blEEd to dEath.” Apparently courtesy of dr.dino, video #3
Gemisch is not an English word in any way, shape, or form (compare to, say, schadenfreude, which can by now be considered a borrowing into English from German).
(I suspect it’s got into a lot of people’s vocabularies by way of Yiddish, though.)
JohnnieCanuck, FCD says
Wonderful. Thanks Karen, especially for this:
“Scientists have theorized that T-rex could probably breathe fire.”
So Adam’s family could have used the king of the tyrant lizards to start camp fires as well as open coconuts for them.
It’s so wrong of me to laugh at people who suffered religious abuse like this. Unfortunately they are doing it to their own children, too.
actually, I know quite a few masochists.
What their kink has in common, is either an ability to eroticise pain, or an ability to transmute pain into spiritual experience.
I shudder to think of what it would be like to try to eroticise one of Hovind’s rants – or of who the person who could do so would have to be. And I can’t personally imagine anything further from spiritual experience than Hovind’s brand of religious tripe.
Godless Geek says
At least he has his name right, because his namesake once said something right out of the creationist playbook:
“Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that’s even remotely true.” – Homer Simpson
JohnnieCanuck, FCD says
I found this at the CSE ‘rotting in jail’ link above. Anyone know if it is not just random stupidity?
Makes me think of that Naked Ape book by Desmond Morris that I once read.
Bletch! Karen, er, “thanks” for that… my b.s.-detector, irony meter, last-resort failsafe “WTF??!???” circuit, and several other parts I didn’t even know I had and am not certain what they did have all just not only fused, shorted out in a storm of sparks, and gone supernova, but are now melting their way through the disk. Great A’Tuin and the elephants are gonna have a nasty surprise in a few moments…! Please tell me those aren’t real…l please… er, hello? Hello…?
Laura Quilter says
Hovind has always said his material was “not copyrighted”, trying to facilitate spreading his material. A colleague (Jennifer Urban) and I thought it would be a great idea to take his videos & annotate them, either with scientific accuracy or parody ….
LARA: Good idea. Turn them into anti-creationist material, using his slick, convincing-sounding style. Is it really masochistic though? Isn’t it humourous, doubly so that anyone takes it seriously?
There are some youtube smackdowns of Hovind out there.
They use his video and then point out the lies and flaws in logic.