Kent Hovind's challenge to evolutionists, and
Mr Kent Hovind
For some time young earth creationist Kent Hovind has boasted that no evolutionist will accept his challenge to provide scientific proof for evolution.
Mr Hovind has made the following offer:I have a standing offer of $250,000 to anyone who can give any empirical evidence (scientific proof) for evolution. My $250,000 offer demonstrates that the hypothesis of evolution is nothing more than a religious belief.
Mr Hovind then states that in order to claim the $250,000 the following "proof" is required:
Prove beyond reasonable doubt that the process of evolution (option 3 above, under "known options") is the only possible way the observed phenomena could have come into existence.
"Option 3" to which he refers states:
3. The universe came into being by itself by purely natural processes (known as evolution) so that no appeal to the supernatural is needed.
Mr Hovind's insistence that "Option 3" is a "process of evolution" strongly suggests that (1) he doesn't understand the evolutionary process or (2) he deliberately sets out to deceive prospective claimants, or perhaps both!
Very recently two scientists, unbeknown to each other, have taken up Mr Hovind's challenge. The following articles indicate clearly that Kent Hovind's $250,000 "challenge" is completely and utterly bogus.
Kent Hovind's "$250,000 Award to Prove Evolution!"
Kent Hovind's $250,000 Offer (off site)
Kent Hovind's Bogus Challenge
Is Kent Hovind a Liar too?
The Dissertation Kent Hovind Doesn't Want You to Read: A Review of Kent Hovind's Thesis
Is There a Doctor in the House? (off site)
Hovind Refuses to Debate!! (off site)
Hovind/Callahan Debate, Dec-5-04 (off site)
Faith and Reason Ministries
Other Hovind Links
Dino Adventure Land Could Face Extinction (off site)
The Panda's Thumb
Cancel those Florida vacation plans! (off site)
Unmasking the False Prophet (off site)
Mr Hovind is a liar. He lies about science - he even lies about Christianity, and he lies about his credentials. Why is it that those who support creationism don't demand accountability from their icons?
On the Till-Hovind Debate
Prof. Karen E. Bartelt, Ph.D.
Dr. Dino's "Fractured Fairy Tales of Science": A Response to Kent
Hovind's Coast-to-Coast AM Interview:
August 2-3, 2000
Karen E. Bartelt, Ph.D.
A Young Student's Encounter with Kent Hovind
Hovind's Misuse of Scientific and Religious Terms
Ultimately Serves Atheism
Dr. Kevin R. Henke
Kent Hovind's Cytochrome Lie (off site)
An Open Letter About Kent Hovind's Seminar (off site)
Analysis of Kent Hovind (off site)
Some of Hovind's Quacky Quotes (off site)
Buddika's 300 Creationist Lies Index (off site)
The Wild, Wild World of Kent Hovind (off site)
Mr Hovind's Questions for Evolutionists (off site)
Kent Hovind and the Protocols of the Learned Elders of ZionLinda Safarli's notes on Hovind's visit to
the Puget Sound area (off site) Kent Hovind: Brainless in Seattle? (off site)
How Good Are Those Young-Earth Arguments? (off site)
A Close Look at Dr Hovind's List of Young Earth Arguments and Other Claims
Dave E. Matson
Recapitulation v Homology (off site)
Stupid Dino Tricks (off site)
A Visit to Kent Hovind's Dinosaur Adventure Land
Who is Richard? (off site)