Tuesday, February 21, 2006
American religious dumbfuckery comes to town.
Via a link from Alison over at Creekside, we learn that it took no time at all for the fundamentalist nutbars from Focus on the Family Canada to start promoting the idiocy of creation science evangelist Kent "Dr. Dino" Hovind here.
I'm pretty sure that piece tells you all you need to know about the intellectual level of the FOTF folks when they can't even spell the guy's name correctly (it's "Kent," not "Ken"). And, no, I'm not going to disembowel Hovind slowly and lovingly -- much smarter people than me have already done that.
I have nothing to add.
WELL, YES ... YES, I DO: Note that Kent Hovind is not just another ignorant huckster for Intelligent Design. Rather, Hovind is a strict, young-earth, Biblical creationist, which is quite an amazing thing these days.
While you might think that the ID folks are a bunch of reprehensible sleazebags (and you would, of course, be correct), they at least have made peace with things like a very old earth and the fact that biological evolution has occurred.
Not so Hovind, who blatantly rejects all of that sciency stuff for an absolutely literal reading of Holy Scripture. Under the circumstances, it's not clear that you can even have a conversation with the man or his groupies, given how little they know about anything related to science.
It's not clear that there's anything you can do about Hovind, but it's useful to remember that the FOTF seems to like his stuff, which tells you everything you need to know about how stupid they are.