Skip to comments.Creation evangelist derides evolution as ‘dumbest’ theory [Kent Hovind Alert!]
Posted on 12/17/2005 3:58:48 AM PST by PatrickHenry
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Especially if he doesn't pay taxes, which seems to be the case so far.
In a sworn statement to obtain a search warrant, IRS agent Scott Schneider said none of Hovind's enterprises has a business license or tax-exempt status as a nonprofit entity.
"Since 1997, Hovind has engaged in financial transactions indicating sources of income and has made deposits to bank accounts well in excess of $1 million per year during some of these years, which would require the filing of federal income taxes," Schneider said.
I guess I won't wait by the phone for your retraction.
Haeckel (18341919), a flamboyant German biologist, provided a series of drawings which conveniently demonstrated just this. These pictures appear even today in graduate-level biology textbooks, such as American Academy of Science president Bruce Alberts Molecular Biology of the Cell, with no statement that this evidence is a well-established blatant fraud, a shameless fake. Even Darwin, who called this his strongest single class of facts, was duped.
Photographs of the embryos Haeckel selected demonstrate virtually no resemblance with his drawings. Additionally, Haeckel did not draw the first stage of growth, where closest resemblance was predicted, but selected precisely the stages where five (out of the seven) carefully selected vertebrate classes are least different. For the amphibian class the natural choice would have been a frog, which looks, however, very different than the other four organisms used, so a salamander was used as (uh) representative (ahem) for this class. Apparently all this was not good enough for him. In some cases, Haeckel used the same woodcut to print embryos that were supposedly from different classes (p. 91).
Although the embryos vary in size from less than 1 mm to almost 10 mm, Haeckel portrayed them the same size. Wells points out that the processes of cleavage (subdivision in many separate cells without overall growth) and gastrulation (movement and rearrangement of the cells to form organs and other structures) proceed before the point in time drawn by Haeckel. Here is where Darwins expectations should be tested, and there is certainly not a pattern in which the earliest stages are the most similar and later stages are more different (p. 97). In fact, the evidence points clearly to unrelated lineages and not a common ancestor.
Another myth is the claim human embryos go through a fish-like stage and display gill slits. These pharyngeal folds are not gills.14 Ironically, theyre not even gills in pharyngula-stage fish embryos, although they do develop into these later, but in a reptile, mammal, or bird they develop into other structures entirely (such as the inner ear and parathyroid gland) (p. 107). In reptiles, mammals, and birds they never resemble gills, and what is observed are merely some parallel lines in the neck region.
Professor Douglas Futuyma, author of the 1998 textbook Evolutionary Biology, responded in February 2000 via an internet forum to a critic who had accused him of lying by using Haeckels drawings as evidence for evolution. He admitted he had not been aware of Haeckels dishonesty, a rather staggering admission.
Non profit Ministries now have to pay taxes?
So how about one you wise-en-heimers debate him and collect the cash? Nah ya got no facts just snide remarks....jokers...lol!
If you were reading that, you were reading Gish, Morris, Sarfati... someone like that. And you clearly didn't stop.
Assuming what you say is true (Praise [insert your favorite deity's name here]!), you're talking about loss leader marketing materials. Done all of the time in business...and in religion as a business. Fleecing the flock. Most sheep are too dumb to recognize the shears. Say "Baa."
Even ministers have to pay taxes on their income. If Kent's been doing a crappy job of keeping his personal assets seperate from his ministry's assets, he's got nobody to blame for this but himself.
His *offer* is not winnable because he has redefined what evolution means. It's not an offer made in good faith.
That's a good one! It caught my attention when he posted it.
You can't hide from the stake, monkey boy!
</internet idiot mode>
I hope that when they come to get me, you're at the head of the pack.
Hey babe, when they guy will come and preach for free, and takes the copyright off all his materials so that anyone can reproduce them, there isn't any fleecing going on.
Still, I'd do it. I love a circus. I presume a few minutes devoted to my adversary's 'career' would be permitted?
If he's thinking logically [stop laughing] but can't run away from the stake. implies that it's mobile.
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