One of Kent Hovind’s buddies has recorded a long phone call with the guy in jail. It’s exactly what would wind him up: he was asked to critique the Hovind wikipedia page, so it was an excuse to talk about himself for an hour. Here’s the whooooole thing.
About one hour in, he starts trash-talking me, telling his interviewer “You should read the debate I did with PZ Myers last year,” which was a bit of a surprise. He was in jail last year. I haven’t debated him at all. Last year, Hovind challenged me to a debate in a very pompous and silly manner, and condescendingly informed me that he would pay me $150/hour for my time, and I’d just have to book a big auditorium on my campus. I told him I’d have to be paid half the profits. He backed off, blustering and complaining.
It was all moot anyway, since he was in jail, didn’t get out, and is probably going to get more time tacked onto his sentence. But once he does get out, he’s in luck: I’ve set out my debate conditions already, so maybe he can work something out.
Curiously, he says that this
debate has been published in a booklet, titled Whose Mouths Must Be Stopped. First I’ve heard of it. If he’s using my words somehow, maybe he should have sent me a copy. As it is, I’m not putting the exorbitant cost of his booklet ($1.29) in his pocket.
He also says this:
I wouldn’t believe PZ Myers if he told me a duck could quack
Ironic, coming from someone who just claimed to have had a debate with me. I think I’ll double my fee for that.
As it is, all of his griping about everyone who has criticized him — Skip Evans, Eugenie Scott, Barbara Forrest, Dave Thomas, a whole long list — is rendered silly by one simple fact: we’re out here, while he’s in jail for fraud.