A “Science Guy” Against Science?

Written September 1, 2012

This rebuttal is my response to an article written on Bill Nye, the Science Guy. I have responded paragraph by paragraph to Mr. Hallowell’s article on Mr. Nye.

Billy Hallowell, “Scientist Bill Nye Hammers Creationists: Evolution-Deniers ‘Hold Everybody Back,‘ Harm Children’s Education & Hold Views That Will Eventually Be Extinct,” The Blaze, August 27, 2012.

Bill Nye was once beloved for being America s brightest and most energetic “science guy.” However, the former children s show host (“Bill Nye the Science Guy” aired from 1993 until 1998) is entering more contentious ground of late, as he recently jumped into the political realm to intensely support President Barack Obama s re-election campaign.

The adjectives used by some to describe Bill Nye include bright and energetic. History records lots of people who were “bright” and “energetic” but were WRONG. Hmmm? Let’s see: Hitler, Pol Pot, Stalin, Mao, Voltaire, Osama bin Laden to name a FEW who were zealous for the wrong cause. Let’s remember that “bright and energetic” does NOT = right!

But, politics isn’t his only area of interest these days. Last week, the famed scientist lashed out against champions of creationism. In a new video for Big Think, an online educational forum, Nye claims that evolution deniers are damaging children and harming scientific progress.

“Evolution deniers?” Do ya see any prejudice in THAT statement? Before we can decide if we “deny” evolution, we need to understand the terms. Bill needs to define the word evolution first in order for folks to know if they want to “deny” it or not! I have been through this important define-the-terms step in all 100 debates I did with evolutionists at various universities as well as thousands of Q&A sessions. I encourage students and teachers everywhere to carefully define the word evolution BEFORE they enter into a discussion on evolution, so everyone knows what they are discussing. It is futile to proceed until the terms are defined. The problem (intentional?) is that the word “evolution” actually has six meanings or levels or stages:

  1. Cosmic evolution: the origin of time/space/matter from nothing in the supposed “Big Bang”
  2. Chemical evolution: all the elements “evolved” from hydrogen
  3. Stellar evolution: stars formed from dust clouds
  4. Organic evolution: life formed from non-living matter
  5. Macro-evolution: plants and animals produce offspring different than their ‘kind’
  6. Micro-evolution: variations develop within the kind such as big dogs and little dogs; bacteria becoming resistant to drugs; etc.



Only ONE of these definitions for evolution is true SCIENCE—Number 6. The first five are part of a RELIGION that adherents must “believe” in since they have NEVER been observed or demonstrated. Bill is guilty of mixing these definitions indiscriminately. He (along with many science books) sees and shows lots of evidence for definition #6 with which I agree, but then ASSUMES that this is evidence for the first five. That is NOT good science, Bill! The variations we all observe and that every farmer on planet earth understands and uses does NOT offer ANY evidence for the first five definitions of evolution.

Of course, Bill is welcome to BELIEVE the first five definitions, but he should be honest and stop trying to deceive people into thinking they are also part of science. Only #6, micro-evolution can be observed and demonstrated, the criteria for provable science. Creationists do NOT “deny” that there is evidence for evolution definition #6, but we DO deny there is any “scientific” evidence for the first five. Bill should plainly and honestly admit his use of the word evolution is religious. He is free to promulgate his religious views on his own dime, but he should not be allowed to use tax payer money to teach his mixed definitions of evolution as science in tax funded programs. Bill is the one who is “damaging children” and “harming the scientific process” when he confuses the terms and evidence!

The video, which was posted last Thursday, has already been viewed more than one million times. Entitled, “Creationism Is Not Appropriate for Children,” the clip holds little back when it comes to the scientist’s views on evolutionary denial. In the video, Nye takes particular issue with the fact that America is the only nation in which creationism is so widely embraced.

Millions of copies of our Creation Seminar Series are circling the globe in over 30 languages (see: www.creationtoday.org) so Bill needs to get busy! Bill is the one in denial. The evidence for a Designer is OVERWHELMING at ALL levels through the microscope or telescope. The verse in 2 Peter 3:15 describes it perfectly—”willingly ignorant…”! Does Bill need to light a candle to see the sun?

“Denial of evolution is unique to the United States,” he said. “People still move to the United States. And that’s largely because of the intellectual capital we have, the general understanding of science.”

Beer is often sold at football games. Beer has NOTHING to do with football and beer does NOT ever produce better athletes by frequent association with football. It is true that the evolution religion is unfortunately often mixed with science books, but it will never become science by virtue of frequent association with real science. Evolution needs to be taught in a RELIGION class at school or maybe an “ancient mythology” class, but NOT in a SCIENCE class.

His qualms with individuals who don t embrace the notion that human beings evolved goes well beyond mere theological and scientific disagreement. Nye believes that those who tout creationism are actually doing damage to scientific progression.

All through history there have been FALSE notions that hindered or damaged scientific advancement. For instance, the geocentric theory made it very hard to advance astronomy. Today, evolution is one of the greatest hindrances to the advancement of science. See the video “Expelled” with Ben Stein for many examples.

“When you have a portion of the population that doesn’t believe in that, it holds everybody back, really,” he said, going on to say that it’s difficult to make sense of life and to attain the proper answers if one denies the scientific theory. “Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science — in all of biology.”

This is a crazy statement for an otherwise intelligent man to make! It was the belief in creation and design in nature that was the driving force behind the founding and advancement of EVERY branch of science over the last 400 years. It is the religion of evolution that is the obstacle today. DESIGN is the fundamental idea in all of science—NOT evolution! The evolution theory has done nothing in the advancement of science. Revelation 12:9 says Satan “deceiveth the whole world.” You have been deceived, Bill. Open your eyes before it is t-o-o-o-o-o late!

Bill’s statement, “Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science and all of biology” is not only unprovable and wrong, it is standard dogma for his followers. I have often said that even if evolution, as in the first five definitions, were true, it has NOTHING to do with any real practical science. In addition to being harmful to the advancement of science, evolution is a USELESS theory!

Nye went on to plead with parents — even those who “deny evolution” and live in a “world that’s completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe” — to properly educate their children.

I agree! Parents need to “properly educate their children.” This would include teaching them the truth about evolution in order to prepare them to face the zealots who peddle their evolution religion under the guise of science. Part Four of The Creation Seminar entitled, “Lies in the Textbooks,” and my books: Help! I’m Being Taught Evolution in my Earth Science Class!, and, Help! I’m Being Taught Evolution in my Biology Class! would be a great start for curriculum!

“We need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future. We need people that can — we need engineers that can build stuff, solve problems,” he added.

“We need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers in the future.” Hmmm? Are these Bill’s code words to say that anyone who does NOT fall for his religion should NOT be allowed to vote, should not be allowed to earn a living, or maybe even, not allowed to live on planet earth? What engineer uses any of the ideas of the evolution religion in his work, Bill?

“In another couple centuries that worldview, I’m sure just won’t exist,” Nye concluded. “There’s no evidence for it.”

Future? I think it was Voltaire who said something similar. He said that in the future, no one would believe the Bible. Sometime after that Voltaire’s house was used to store Bibles to ship to missionaries! Nietzsche said, “God is dead!” Hmmm? I think God would say, “Nietzsche is dead!”

As noted, Nye has been speaking out fervently for President Obama’s re-election campaign and, as Inquisitr has noted, he’s been stumping for him.

Isn’t it revealing that a guy who believes he came from a rock and that there are therefore no moral absolutes would be for Obama? What morals does a rock, or more recently, a monkey, have? Hmmm? Makes ya think about this election! Truly the god of this world, Satan, has blinded the minds of many. Second Corinthians 4:4 says, “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”

Proverbs 28:2 also gives us a timely warning: “For the transgression of the land, many are the princes thereof.” We have LOTS of politicians and government bureaucrats telling us how to run our lives in every detail because we are a wicked nation! God is giving us what we DESERVE not what we WANT. America has SERIOUS problems that will NOT be fixed by this (or any) election. I think 2 Chronicles 7:14 is the ONLY fix for this problem! Read that verse carefully! God is waiting for HIS people to do right.

Remember Stalin said, “He who votes is not important. He who counts the votes is important!”

When I am released, my offer still stands. I will debate any ten evolutionists, including Bill Nye, at any time on three simple conditions:

  1. The Creationist side gets half the time.
  2. We talk about one topic at a time.
  3. Either side can video the debate and distribute it, unedited, except for adding in visuals or PowerPoint slides.



I would love to see Bill’s (or anyone else’s) best evidences for any of the first five definitions of evolution. Looks to me like anyone with one eye and half a brain can see that “God created the Heaven and the earth.”

BTW, world events s-u-u-u-r-e make ya think we are getting close to the end just as the Bible predicted. Meanwhile — WIN SOULS!

See ya at the finish line!

Kent Hovind

100 Comments

  1. Zach September 10, 2012 11:47 am Reply

    Great blog post Mr. Hovind! Can’t wait for you to get out! =D

    http://livingtestamentphotos.blogspot.com/

    • Brenda Morford September 29, 2012 11:58 pm Reply

      Dear Mr. Hovind, I have only in the last two weeks discovered your wonderful dvd’s. My husband and I were greatly saddened that you were imprisoned and unduly. You are on our hearts and will never be forgotten by us. We learned so much. And are grateful to your dedication to the truth. We are in very perilous times. I for one will sign the petition to free you. God bless you for the stand you take and may He free you soon. You are a true and good brave man. Unfortunately it is men like you who they will do all they can to shut you up. The Truth will shut them down one day. God is The Truth, The Light and The Way. He is also Faithful and He will never forsake you. You are in my prayers this night. May God have mercy on their souls. May God let His Countenance shine on you always….May you sleep well this night….Our Hope is to see you before August, 2015.

      • Francois Rossouw November 9, 2012 12:44 am Reply

        I can not agree with your more. I am a South African and an admirar of Kent Hovind as person and for what he is doing. It is good to see his son Eric is continuing with the ministry with the same passion. i have seen his dvds on vreation about 5 years ago and that opened my eyes. I wish the whole world could see it!The difference between USA and Africa is strange- here a person of fame (like our beloved president) can rape and be involved in corruption etc but be protected form a (failed) justice system. There a man doing good is inprisoned. Even if the non payment of the taxes was an offence accordning to a court at that time then, why such a harsh sentence for a man of love and peace preaching the gospel ? It is ridiculous.
        Let us continue our prayers for him, God surely has a plan with him.

    • Hannalie Swanepoel October 8, 2012 11:56 am Reply

      Hi Kent and fam/staff,, our family and especially my son, John Edwin is a huge fan of yours!! We are with you on these issues and as we live in a desert- one cannot help to wander what’s happening here too. Thanks for being an inspiration even if you are “walled in” but God’s message is not. We understand a bit, as we ministered beyond another closed walled country.
      blessings,
      Leon, Hannalie and John Edwin Swanepoel from NAMIBIA, Africa

    • Strickland November 8, 2012 10:11 pm Reply

      When’s he getting out? And anyone know what my best resource is for being thoroughly educated in creationism?

  2. John September 10, 2012 11:48 am Reply

    Dr. Hovind – thanks so much for your dedication to the cause of Biblical creation! I’ve thought, ever since this controversy began, that all any Bill Nye type has to do, instead of resorting to ad hominem attacks, is to debate a creation scientist and present their best case for evolution. Then, let the viewer decide who has the stronger argument. They would rather just call names and appeal to fear. Sad what passes for debate these days!

  3. Joel Burgher September 10, 2012 12:11 pm Reply

    great work Kent you shouldnt let these idiots, get their way, and they wont, I live in England and nearly everyone dot beleiv in evolution, just the people who think they are smart do!.. people r not blind and if they want to act blind they can only hide for abit as the truth is just so overwhelming. My nan says people turned evil, ungreateful and very full of themselves since this “evolution theory” started to be accepted in the west, she was from Jamaica and couldnt beleiv how bad people r to one another in western countrys! survival of the fittest,lol..is just a term used as an excuse to murder people. I love your work Kent, You saved my life, I always new the truth deep down,& that i wasnt crazy 4 questioning this theory i the school class all those years ago,we will spread your work as far and as wide as i can till my last breathe!..prey 4 u always brother hovind and your family…God bless u. 1love..

  4. Anthony Tucci September 10, 2012 12:32 pm Reply

    Great blog. I’m really excited to see you writting about this video w/ Nye on youtube.. it was pretty aggravating. Something tells me Nye wouldnt dare take you up on that debate offer.
    Praying for ya,
    -Anthony

  5. Martie September 10, 2012 12:44 pm Reply

    The Designer lives! Love your blog – thanks for your creation science – even for us in South Africa!!

  6. Chafi September 10, 2012 12:59 pm Reply

    When is the day you’re coming out, brother? Still praying for you.

    http://www.chafish.com

    • CSE (for Dr. Hovind) September 10, 2012 3:14 pm Reply

      Scheduled for August 2015.

      • Wretched1 September 17, 2012 10:50 am Reply

        There’s a steak dinner waiting for you & your wife in Missouri the next time you pass through.
        Thank you for raising the awareness of the dangers and lack of evidence of evolution.

      • Chafi September 27, 2012 9:18 pm Reply

        I’ll keep praying, brother from CSE.

        I’m so happy that he will be out soon.

        http://Chafish.com

  7. Scott Lucas September 10, 2012 1:10 pm Reply

    Still praying for you Kent! It was very nice to meet your son Eric, your wife, and many more members of your family when my wife and I went to visit Dinosaur Adventure Land in Pensacola. We were dismayed to see that it was in a state of “all but demolished” due to the silly tax debacle. We really hadn’t thought of any other plans of where to stay, where to go, or anything else for that matter. Our course was to see Dinosaur Adventure Land! God spoke through your son Eric that night and invited us to stay in a guest lodging on the property grounds that to us was more lavish than a 5 star hotel! We had a great time with the bon fire and marshmallow roasting. Got some pictures too! Keep winning more souls for Christ and His Gospel! My family and I are eternally grateful and God knows our petitions. Thank you again for being a human inspiration created by God, to obey God, and love other people!

  8. Masoud September 10, 2012 1:21 pm Reply

    Bro you are the best in debates

  9. Aimee September 10, 2012 2:14 pm Reply

    Thank you Dr. Hovind for your great ministries and hope you will be released soon to continue your work and be with your family again!!! My sister, husband and I sent your a letter last week. I know that they have been moving you to different states. I hope we sent the letter to the correct facility. Did you receive it by chance? God bless!!!!

  10. M M September 10, 2012 2:30 pm Reply

    We all love you and miss you!!! Thank you so much for your teachings of truth in science. We’re praying for you and your family. God bless you and keep you. Amen

  11. Hannes September 10, 2012 2:30 pm Reply

    Good day,

    Thanks for the post — this is definitely a blog I’ll be following. I just have one question: I can’t seem to find the “2 Peter 3:15″ mentioned here — the only “2 Peter 3:15″ I could find doesn’t say anything about “willingly ignorant;” it’s a verse I’d like to remember, but I don’t want to misquote ;)

    Regards,
    Hannes.

    • Andrew September 10, 2012 8:15 pm Reply

      Hannes, the verse is 2 Peter 3:5 instead of 3:15. The King James Version has the exact words “they willingly are ignorant of”; other versions have different wording.

    • Bruce Terry September 11, 2012 12:35 am Reply

      Hannes the verse you are looking for is 2 Peter 3:5 (KJV

    • Ad Massar September 11, 2012 5:02 am Reply

      @Hannes,

      The Bibletext must be: 2 Peter 3:5

      God bless you!

      Ad

    • Earl September 11, 2012 11:27 am Reply

      About 10 verses back is what Kent was considering, I think: 2 Peter 3:5

      “For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water…”

      The Word of God created everything.

      -

      Brother Kent, you make excellent points and you have taught me many new things. How ironic it is that Voltaire’s house was used to store bibles. We have a just God!

      Bill Nye could be called the “religious guy” since he talks about his religious belief in Evolution, and not about true science. True science is: observable, repeatable, testable, and falsifiable. Evolution does not pass any of these scientific tests, except the example #6 you provided, which I would call adaptation or breeding.

      Here is what I think is true evolution: Jews that believed in God evolved into Christians when Jesus died on the cross and poured his spirit over the land. Jews evolved into Christians. The people today that call themselves Jews should evolve into Christians. (If they believed in God, they would also believe in Jesus Christ and take his surname.)

      I pray good things for you, Kent, when you are on my mind! Peace to everyone.

      http://elperfecto.com

    • Brad September 13, 2012 10:43 am Reply

      r u using the KJV bible?

    • D. LaFleur September 19, 2012 10:37 am Reply

      That would be 2 Peter 3:5, without the “1″ haha. An awesome section of scripture that explains a lot about our culture!

      -Daniel

    • Phylis October 8, 2012 10:37 pm Reply

      The correct verse is 2 Peter 3:5 here is 2 Peter 3:4 to 3:6 KJV
      ” 4And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 5For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 6Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:”

    • Arlen October 19, 2012 12:42 pm Reply

      The correct verse is 2 Peter 3:5 – “For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:”

  12. Kimber September 10, 2012 2:43 pm Reply

    What a good article. It was such an encouragement so thank you. Our family continues to remember you in prayer and my kids mention you often. I agree with your statement that it seems this world as we know it is wrapping up if world events continue on the path they are traveling. What an exciting time to be alive!! Thank you for all your good work for the cause of the Lord and for moving science into agreement with His word. You have made science marvelous and exciting for our home study.

    Warmly,

    Kimber D

  13. Richard September 10, 2012 6:24 pm Reply

    I get good grades in school and I took 3 computer programing classes while I was still in the 5th grade. Creationism sure held me back, didn’t it? If only I had embraced evolution, then I could be like my evolutionist classmates who spend their free time doing drugs and looking at porn. Bill has obviously put a lot of work into researching his claims. Please note all the sarcasm in that.

  14. Michael September 10, 2012 7:23 pm Reply

    I checked the verse: it’s actually 2 Peter 3:5. “For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water”.

  15. Mike Ross September 10, 2012 9:17 pm Reply

    Thank you Kent. Watching your videos got me fired up and since then I have been trying go gather as many perspectives of why Evolution doesn’t work.

    I expanded beyond that and started looking at other topics. Hopefully others will use my pool of resources either to strengthen their beliefs, or give ammo for debates that may change someones life.

    Thank you again for getting me motivated.

    http://jeloyo.com/creation-v-evolution.html

    http://Jeloyo.com

  16. Bruce Terry September 11, 2012 12:31 am Reply

    Hannes the verse you are looking for is 2 Peter 3:5 (KJV) . Mr Hovind I look foreword to the day you get out of jail. You are a true blessing in so many lives. I hope and pray to see you in person someday and know that God is going to bless you abundantly. I do pray you are released before 2015. Love in Christ Bruce

  17. George September 11, 2012 7:47 am Reply

    Do you have the courage to allow open debate on this blog, or is it just a censored platform for you to spout propaganda to the choir?

    • CSE (for Dr. Hovind) October 19, 2012 4:28 pm Reply

      The problem is most people don’t want “open debate.” They want to come on here and spew endless obscenities. Therefore, we moderate all comments prior to posting.

  18. JimBob September 11, 2012 3:20 pm Reply

    Biological evolution, of which Bill Nye was referring, DOES NOT explain the origin of the universe (cosmology)or life (abiogenesis) or how the chemicals evolved (However, that is explained in a number of places, I suggest the series “How the Universe Works”) Evolution describes only how life evolved since it began, of which there is a plethora of information. And to dispel your straw man argument, NONE of these things are religions, that would imply that they are based on faith alone, which is not how science works.

  19. Tyler Baker September 11, 2012 4:57 pm Reply

    Dr. Hovind
    Great Reply, my name is Tyler Baker 22 yrs old, I was born and raised in No. Ky, directly across the bridge from Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Raised in a strong Christian home attented a Christian school k-12, and went to a small Independent Baptist KJV Church my entire life. I had about 7 or 8 yrs as a wayward child (Luke 15:-32). In 2001 I accepted Jesus as my saviour but I didn’t live the way a witness should, this past spring in 2012 I publicly rededicated my life to the Lord and I don’t want to do anything other than live for Him (2 Corinthians 5:17). In May I ran across one of your seminars on youtube (100 reasons why evolution is stupid) and have been interested in the topic since, I have ordered and read multiple books on the various topics. I always had a hesitance in learning about the evolutionary theory just in case of hindering my faith. After I watched your video I felt more comfortable.So I started scrutinizing the subject and found out what a JOKE it is. Im shortly going to be starting a Bible School of Dr. Ruckmans was wondering when your getting out and a launch date of classes?

    The primary reason I wrote was to thank you.The passion you had in your ministry helped me to keep my zeal daily. Never would have guessed when I fell into a life of partying and alcohol that the whole time my Father was waiting with a robe and ring already embedded with my initials, I just had to come back home.

  20. Earl September 11, 2012 6:47 pm Reply

    Whoever moderates this page, could you please tell me why you deleted my comment? I am trying to not let my feeling get hurt, but what can I say? I was trying to be helpful, replying to Hannes, and indicating Kent was probably referring to 2 Peter 3:5. Peace to everyone.

    http://elperfecto.com

    • CSE (for Dr. Hovind) October 19, 2012 4:29 pm Reply

      It was not deleted, it simply hasn’t been moderated yet. :)

  21. Brandon September 11, 2012 9:59 pm Reply

    Dr. Hovind,
    We have been airing your seminar on our television broadcast since 2008. I get asked for copies of it all the time. Stay encouraged.

  22. Curtis Wilson September 11, 2012 11:26 pm Reply

    Why is it that the scientists are so ignorant? It’s so obvious that God created the universe – just look at all the beauty around us. Thank God we have Kent to disprove all of these scientists in all of their respective fields. He is a “doctor”, you know.

  23. DaBridge September 12, 2012 3:45 pm Reply

    A friend of just put me on about you and your teachings. I been on it like a crack addict in columbia. Continue to follow that path of Yah. They think that thy stopped the ministry the lord has giving you but only made it stronger. The Lord as you may already know is refining you through the fire. All things work together for the good of those whom love God and are called according to his purpose. Say strong and continue to maditate on the things of God till he sets you free!

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  24. Hugh S. Powlison September 12, 2012 8:29 pm Reply

    Paul was in prison for the same reason you are. Blessed are you when they revile you & persecute you & say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice & be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. This website is dedicated to your cause, & we will promote your work whenever & however we can. We pray for you & your grieving family.

    http://www.godswordworkswonders.info

  25. Shawn Decker September 13, 2012 1:17 am Reply

    I have seen many of your videos on the net with your six definitions of evolution. I will give you this, no one has witnessed the Big Bang, this is true and no one has lived long enough to witness something like dinosaurs evolving into chickens. However we can look around and see various species at different stages in the process of diverging into two new species. The steps being that two populations become genetically isolated and develop genetic differences as selected for by their respective environments. Now this may manifest in differences in size or something small (#6). Now at this point allow the two to bread and you will get a mix that can reproduce. Isolate them further and allow small changes to occur and eventually if the two meet, they may breed and produce a hybrid but the hybrid will be sterile ie horse + donkey = mule. Isolate them further and allow for more change and eventually the two will not be able to interbreed at all. This would be the final step in a speciation event (try to breed a monkey and a gorilla). This would be what we can look for today and we do see this in closely related species today (evidence of #5).

    Now you also talk about “chemical evolution” (#2). This is nothing more than nuclear fusion and was first accomplished in the hydrogen bomb. Now as you know it is energetically favorable to fuse elements up to iron. That is to say that fusion of elements lighter than iron release energy. How do we get all the heavier elements? Well as stars fuse hydrogen into helium and eventually lithium beryllium and so on up to iron, large stars fuse heavier elements when they go supernova. Unless the elements are heavier than uranium in which case man creates those elements ourselves because what you call chemical evolution (#2) is not only real, but we observe it and control it. This is also how we make the various radio isotopes for contrast dyes in MRI’s and other radiation medicine.

    Scientists are getting close to life from non-life. Experiments are being done to create something living from non-living things. Also as our understanding of biology grows, the line between living and non-living is blurred. You are aware that a vaccine is produced from a “dead” or weakened virus, however a virus lacks the ability to reproduce without a host (you and my). Being able to self replicate is a staple of being alive. Of course this is not the only mark of life. So the virus isn’t life, at least life as what the average person considers to be life.

    Your number three is stated incorrectly. The theory says stars come from gas clouds not dust clouds. Gas clouds come together under the pull of gravity and eventually the pressure generates enough heat to turn the ball of gas into plasma (which we make in the lab all the time) the pressure and heat continues to climb until eventually we have sustained thermal nuclear fusion. This has also been achieved on a small scale in controlled experiments and sustained for various periods of time. The youngest person to do this in recent years was a 14 year old by the name of Taylor Wilson.

    Well I have given examples of what we have observed to support and/or what has been done to prove 4 of the 5 definitions you give for evolution that you say can’t happen (the 6th you say does). I know this debate between young earth creation and science has gotten ugly at times, I mean you just likened Bill Nye to Hitler. Why escalate it? Why not keep it civil? If you want to draw people to your cause be civil, be kind you will get better results.

    Best Regards,

    Shawn

  26. Stefan September 13, 2012 5:28 am Reply

    Hi Mr. Hovind, I saw your video on youtube, and I must say, that you hasn’t right. I’m not supporter of evolution theory, I’m not atheist, but the Holy Bible is a big lie. Every religions, who said, that the men is guilty, is liar. My opinion is, that those “barbarian” culture, which were destroyed by christian monks, were the real religions. This is just my opinion.

  27. David September 13, 2012 2:51 pm Reply

    Dr. Hovind,
    I just wanted to thank you and our Lord for using you mightily. I was very discouraged in college until I stumbled upon some YouTube videos

    • David September 13, 2012 3:07 pm Reply

      Sorry….I posted before I finished what I was trying to say…Anyway, I ended up being offered a position in our church as an intern youth pastor and was able to help many Jr. High and High School students with their doubts by using your material that I purchased. What a blessing it was. Just last year I was in Belgrade (Serbia) speaking to the head of the astrophysics program at their University. I was surprised at how open she was to hear my thoughts about creation. Her boyfriend is a very prominent astronomer and head of the department that tries to locate potentially dangerous asteroids that might come close to Earth. He was just as open an friendly when it came to my beliefs about the age of the Earth. I felt as if I was speaking to true scientists whom let the facts speak for themselves. They both didn’t deny a creator and mentioned that evolution was a faulty theory. I was curious if you have ever studied the phenomenon of sonoluminescence? It seems interesting to me that God said (sound) “Let there be light”. When sound is amplified under water enough, it turns to light which creates a bubble. Inside that bubble is a near perfect vacuum. I wonder if there is another layer of water outside the universe because the bible has some verses that elude to that. What are your thoughts? I pray for you often, and hope God continues to give you strength and boldness. God bless brother!

  28. Robert September 13, 2012 8:36 pm Reply

    Dr Hovind. I have written much a few letters to you on the road. I am in Russia now. I hope you have been receiving my letters!!! Things are happening so fast. Jesus must be returning soon (Its a good time to lose our lives to Him. Its always been His battle anyway. The battle is the Lords.) You will be released soon! I feel it. Email me sometime… if ever you are able. Its impossible for me to receive mail I am traveling so much. After Russia my new wife and I (I GOT MARRIED!! BY THE WAY!!! AND WE ARE PREGNANT!!! Its a long and exciting story!! She is traveling with me as I minister the gospel of the kingdom of God.) VERY EXCITING! After Russia we will be in Europe for a little while. Then… God knows. Ok. You are not alone in your suffering, God is near. I know He is. He draws near to those of a broken heart and a broken and a contrite spirit… I pray for your soon release!! In Jesus name! God loves you. I love you too… your friend and little brother, Robert

    http://hischurch.wordpress.com

  29. Rodawn September 14, 2012 1:24 am Reply

    I saw that when Bill released that nonsense… When I first read it I automactily remembered what you taught in your video’s! Thank GOD for warriors like you!! I wish there was something I can do for you to help out more… Let me know dr. Hovind..

  30. John316 September 14, 2012 11:41 am Reply

    I felt like I was watching another one of your debates!! This Bill Nye character is by definition “lucky” that you are not able to confront him publicly. We would be adding a notch to the KH belt of evo-losers who have tried and failed.

  31. Yuri September 14, 2012 12:04 pm Reply

    I hope someday I will see you and shake your hand.

  32. Thurlow Prescott September 14, 2012 4:59 pm Reply

    Something I have been wondering about. When debating with Old Earth Creationist it never seems to come up that On the sixth day he created Adam and then proceeds to tell us exactly how many years he lived. It would seem to me that this is the best evidence that Either God did it in six literal days or he is truly a God that lies to us.

  33. Jenifer Harrod September 15, 2012 5:03 pm Reply

    My kids have watched a lot of you videos and I really appreciate your stand and what you have given them to stand on. Thank you adn we are keeping you in our prayers.

    http://www.feedingnineonadime.com

  34. Jason H. September 16, 2012 5:08 pm Reply

    Dear Kent,

    I sincerely hope that when you get out you will get Bill Maher, Richard Dawkins, and Bill Nye in a debate. I strongly look forward to hearing you free at last and putting these comedians to shame. You are way funnier anyway.

    You will be happy to know that my 9-year old daughter loves your videos and cassettes. She loves hearing your debates. Even during a bath one time, I asked if she’d like to listen to Kent Hovind, and she replied, “Daddy, you spoil me.”

    Sincerely,

    Jason H.
    Delano, MN

    http://www.jasarah.blogspot.com

  35. Ricky Ricardo Huerta September 17, 2012 11:36 pm Reply

    Dr.Kent a few months ago 1 of my moms friends. Gave me some of ur creation tapes. And man I was amazed. And happy. Because u spoke the truth. And u r right. That the devils. Hands have been busy using evolution as part of how things got started. But like u said God siaid let there be the heavens and the earth and bang it happened :) . Well sir I will pray 4 u. And me and my family and my friends r here in destin FL waiting. 4 u to her out of prison. By the way where is ur church in FL? In pensacola? GOD BLESS U!!!

  36. Terry Jones September 18, 2012 2:55 am Reply

    Praying for you brother Hovind, I hope you are doing well. I know god is using you to witness to people who need it, and i know he is using this time of captivity to the benefit of the body of christ, but Mr.Hovind. it’s so hard out here contending for the truth, it’s so tough preaching the gospel, it’s so hard to combat the evil thats in the world. You are exactly where The lord means for you to be now, but i pray that you won’t be gone too long. We need people like you who are strong in the lord to guide people to the truth. I count your imprisonment as a great loss to all of us out here. Nevertheless, we have your resources and material, and your hard work is a blessing to me in preaching the word of God. theres just so much suffering going on With false doctrines and false prophets and lies leading people away from True faith in jesus christ. Being a young man 21 years old, i know that things will continue to wax worse and worse in my lifetime. One day people may rely on me to teach the words of god, thanks to you, i am more prepared for that day. it just hurts me so much to see you suffering, after you’ve taken away so much suffering and confusion from the body of christ. Thank you for your diligent work in standing up for the truth.

  37. Matthias September 18, 2012 9:15 am Reply

    @ Hannes – you gotta look at the KJV bro.

  38. John E. September 19, 2012 10:28 pm Reply

    …and my personal response to the notion “We need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future. We need people that can — we need engineers that can build stuff, solve problems,” – I hit that one almost a year and a half ago (link to my letter to the editor below) -

    I am still letting people know how Kent is but a political prisoner in these United States, especially those in the Ron Paul Liberty Movement, because Bill Sardi(Kent’s friend) wrote a great article on Lew Rockwell’s website.

    Kent, all you did was REASON with professing Christians that not only is Satan is the master counterfeiter – he has a Christian church operating in America too, that DENIES the Biblical account of creation!

    Get out of that church if your in there!

    Anyway, here’s my letter to the editor: http://postimage.org/image/cjzi9t077/

    {Kent – they’re still putting the quadrapeds turned into whales garbarge in the high school biology books as late as 2010 – I have pictures to show you when you get out!}

    http://www.windowjohn.com

  39. Joe September 19, 2012 10:35 pm Reply

    Mr Hovind

    I really respect you. please keep up your stength. I live in pensacola and we all miss you!! when are you getting out already?

  40. Tyler W September 19, 2012 11:11 pm Reply

    Thank you so much for the videos and debates you have made. They are a very powerful witnessing tool, and has helped me become better able to answer the critics. Keep the faith brother, and keep running the race. I am sure there is some purpose to your current circumstance and have been praying for you. Keep hoping, praying and have faith!

    Your brother in Christ,
    Tyler

  41. Scott Scheule September 20, 2012 11:26 am Reply

    I actually was considering responding to Nye’s recent statements, because part of them seemed ridiculous. But not for any of the reasons Dr. Hovind points out.

    KH: ““Evolution deniers?” Do ya see any prejudice in THAT statement?”

    No. Are you not an evolution denier? I suppose the prejudice might be that it implies deniers don’t believe in microevolution–but few people who discuss these matters are unaware that it’s macroevolution that is where the conflict lies.

    KH: “Before we can decide if we “deny” evolution, we need to understand the terms.”

    The reason most people don’t do this is because nearly everyone, scientist and non-, understands “evolution” to refer to what Dr. Hovind would call micro- and macro-evolution. While it is true one can refer to “chemical evolution” when they mean nucleosynthesis or abiogenesis, and “stellar evolution,” et al., most when hearing an unmodified “evolution” assume the topic is biological evolution—for example, if you search Wikipedia for evolution, you get directed to the biological evolution page, not the stellar or cosmic evolution pages.

    So this is all a strawman. Nearly everybody knows what Nye is referring to, and so does Hovind.

    KH: “The problem (intentional?) is that the word “evolution” actually has six meanings or levels or stages…”

    We needn’t hint at wicked designs (“intentional?”) to explain a simple disagreement on terminology.

    KH: “Only ONE of these definitions for evolution is true SCIENCE—Number 6. The first five are part of a RELIGION that adherents must “believe” in since they have NEVER been observed or demonstrated.”

    I challenge Hovind to show that science requires present day observability. It sounds like nonsense. Few scientists, if any, have problems deriving knowledge from the evidence of past events—even if those events are not currently happening. We’ve never seen Pluto orbit the sun, as it takes 248 years to do so. Is it thus unscientific to say Pluto has gone around the sun before? If we find a crater on the moon, is it unscientific to say something hit the moon? We’ve never observed a wooly mammoth walk—does it follow it’s unscientific to say wooly mammoths could, indeed, walk? Nobody ever observed a vapor canopy prior to the Flood? Is that unscientific?

    I submit any description of science that rules out this sort of knowledge is far too narrow, and one few scientists would agree with. Popper, whose definition of science seems to be the most widely adhered to, eventually decided evolution was scientific. (Not to say I agree with Popper, but it seems a good jumping off point.)

    KH: “Bill is guilty of mixing these definitions indiscriminately.”

    It’s a shame Hovind provides no quotes to justify this charge.

    KH: “He (along with many science books) sees and shows lots of evidence for definition #6 with which I agree, but then ASSUMES that this is evidence for the first five.”

    Again, it’s a pity no quotes are provided to justify this.

    KH: “See the video “Expelled” with Ben Stein for many examples.”

    9% at Rotten Tomatoes, incidentally.

    KH: “It was the belief in creation and design in nature that was the driving force behind the founding and advancement of EVERY branch of science over the last 400 years.”

    Perhaps. But, as a wise man once said, “Beer is often sold at football games. Beer has NOTHING to do with football and beer does NOT ever produce better athletes by frequent association with football. It is true that the “belief in creation and design in nature” was once unfortunately often mixed with science, but it did not become science by virtue of frequent association.”

    Many Greeks did science on the supposition that many gods were ordering the physical world—it does not follow it’s desirable to believe in the Greek gods today.

    KH: “In addition to being harmful to the advancement of science, evolution is a USELESS theory!”

    The worth of science has never been defined as what it can give to us. Even were evolution pointless when it comes to, say, producing a new iPhone, it could still be plenty useful in terms of discovering what occurred in the past. After all, this is why we have the field of history.

    KH: “We need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers in the future.” Hmmm? Are these Bill’s code words to say that anyone who does NOT fall for his religion should NOT be allowed to vote, should not be allowed to earn a living, or maybe even, not allowed to live on planet earth?”

    No, that’s a grossly unfair interpretation of Nye’s position, and any fair reader sees as much. Expressing a wish for better educated voters and taxpayers is not tantamount to wanting to deny some votes, jobs, or their lives. It might be that Nye’s got a jonesing for genocide—but one should offer at least a bit of charity in interpreting a person’s words.

    KH: “I think it was Voltaire who said something similar. He said that in the future, no one would believe the Bible. Sometime after that Voltaire’s house was used to store Bibles to ship to missionaries!”

    Wikipedia lists this as apocryphal. I can find no evidence for either the statement of Voltaire or the ownership of his house. I would be interested if anyone has any hard evidence for this claim.

    KH: “Isn’t it revealing that a guy who believes he came from a rock and that there are therefore no moral absolutes would be for Obama?”

    William Lane Craig did an excellent debate with Shelly Kagan on whether or not morality must come from God, which I recommend. It’s widely viewed as the only debate Craig has lost.

    It’s far from clear that morality necessitates theism—there is no apparent logical contradiction between atheism and moral realism, after all. So it simply doesn’t follow that Nye’s belief in abiogenesis necessitates him being a moral relativist. He might be, for all I know, but it’s not something to be deduced from his statements here.

    “What morals does a rock, or more recently, a monkey, have?”

    I see no relevance of the morality of a monkey, since humans are neither monkeys nor descended from them, but I take it the notion that men ultimately came from nonliving matter, which is amoral, means that men themselves have no morals. But that doesn’t follow at all. Simply because something’s source has one property does not mean that what comes from it will have the same property. It would be like the following inference:

    Mary’s parents are brown-haired.
    Mary descends from her parents.
    Therefore Mary is brown-haired.

    Or:

    Mary’s parents are not US citizens.
    Mary descends from her parents.
    Therefore Mary is not a US citizen.

    It simply doesn’t follow.

    I would love to see a Hovind-Nye debate. My money would be on Hovind.

    http://www.scheule.blogspot.com

  42. Adam September 21, 2012 12:34 am Reply

    Thank you Dr. Hovind. I remember hearing you preach at valley forge baptist temple way back when I was young, I cant wait until you get out. Please make the best use of YouTube when you do to spread truth. Your lectures make insanely good sence to me and I look forward to hearing new one from you. God bless you sir

  43. Lasse G September 22, 2012 2:32 pm Reply

    Greetings from Sweden!

    God Bless you ,your house and all members of your house.

    If it wasnt for your attitude, you would never have gotten through to me.
    There are creationists in Sweden but here is apati.
    So Im lucky youre arrogant with sharp elbows!
    You Saved me!!
    What can I do for you?

    /Lars

  44. Darrell September 23, 2012 9:50 am Reply

    Thanks for letting God use you even in times like these. I pray that God will give you strength like you have never had before and that this will only make you stronger in your desires to do his will as it has made others stronger because of what you have had to endure.You are in our prayers.

  45. Gina Barrett September 23, 2012 11:14 pm Reply

    I just do not understand why people are so blind. Dr. Hovind you do such an amazing job. You opened my eyes. Thank you! God Bless you and your precious family. You are clearly a messenger of God. I pray that your suffering for God ends soon. Thank you for continuing to reach out loud. Most men would back down. It is plain that you are be pursecuted for speaking the truth about God. You and your family is in my prayers. Live Free! God Bless!

  46. Barney Louw September 26, 2012 2:38 pm Reply

    Dr Hovind
    As a teacher in a South African public school, I am very much isolated in my teaching of Creationism to my gr. 7 pupils. There is not a single text book in junior or senior schools in SA that supports Creationism. I had to create my own notes in order to give the pupils a look on the other side, so to speak.

    I support you whole heartedly. Hang in there.The Lion of Juda will show the way.

    Greetings
    Barney Louw
    Teacher at Hermanus Primary School in South Africa.

  47. Elvina September 27, 2012 3:03 am Reply

    Thank you so much, Mr. Hovind for all your work and impact you have on our lives. I remember listening to your lectures translated to my language, when I was a little kid…. :) Is there any way I can email you with my personal questions? My email is elvina_occ@yahoo.com
    Thank you and God bless you!!!

  48. john sawyer September 27, 2012 2:57 pm Reply

    Just received 10 of your debate series. You are the scourge of the evolutionists. People are so brain-washed about evolution they cannot hear anything reasonable. Want to hear something funny from the newspaper? To the editor: … the Republicans are white men and women, the liberals are the intellectuals, etc., etc……” (the universe has no designer!!!) We are the mentally challenged, they say. Keep up the good work. You are in are in our prayers.

  49. Sid September 30, 2012 8:07 pm Reply

    Good stuff Dr. Hovind! I really enjoy your debates, talks, and speeches. I was a bit annoyed at ol Bill, as he was a bit of a hero in my younger days. It has taken me about 20 years to get over the garbage taught in public school. As a matter of fact, I am taking a Geology class at the local college for one of my science electives for nursing. I get a kick out of the professor poking fun at Christianity, followed by a 2 minute explanation of why a layer of earth is just “missing”. Then he began to bait other Christians in class by talking about Mt. Ararat.. but oh well.. I take the ridicule gladly..
    I truly do enjoy your talks..
    Maybe I’ll let you know what I am studding and you can give me some good stumpers of what to ask next class.. I have class Tues and Thurs from 5:30 to 8.
    Peace in Christ,
    Sid..
    Husband, father of 3, and nurse…

  50. Jonathan October 3, 2012 3:32 am Reply

    Bill’s statement that “Denial of evolution is unique to the United States,” is totally untrue. I even think the opposite is true if you only look at the big cities in the US. People, Christian or not, are so caught up in this fast paced world around us they don’t have time for God.

    Whenever someone uses the term “evolution deniers” they are trying to associate it in the people minds with “holocaust deniers”. Dirty tactics…

  51. Shawn Decker October 3, 2012 12:09 pm Reply

    So I gave you evidence in my response on the 13th of September and my comment was awaiting moderation, and now no longer appears. My question is, do you really want to see the evidence or are you saying you do to appear genuine? I don’t wish to offend you by any means, I respect you. If my comment was turned down and moderated away due to views that differ from your own, that seems to be disingenuine.

    I look forward to your response.

    Best Regards,

    Shawn

    • Shawn Decker October 22, 2012 10:33 pm Reply

      It appears as though this post was premature. My apologies.

      Best regards,

      Shawn

  52. Kevin October 5, 2012 2:18 pm Reply

    I just want to let you know that my family and I are praying for you. I was recently turned on to your seminars, and have been listening, watching, and reading everything I can find on the subjects you cover. I thank God for you and your ministry. My sunday school class is studying the book of Genesis now, and you have been a great inspiration to us in our study. I can’t help but think about Joseph and the struggles he endured. But “the Lord was with Joseph” the Bible says, and I know that the Lord is with Kent Hovind as well. God Bless

  53. Samuel October 5, 2012 8:02 pm Reply

    Awesome article Mr. Hovind!

    2 Timothy 3:16, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”

    Psalm 119:160, “The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.”

  54. Melissa October 6, 2012 7:54 pm Reply

    You are an amazing man and look so forward to your return!! You have answered so many questions for us and put the ‘puzzle’ together. May God Bless and Keep You.

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  55. shane October 6, 2012 11:49 pm Reply

    Kent you are an inspiration to so many, and myself! I used to love watching your videos and still believe in Creationism. My concern is for those who devote so much time in this battle of showing Evolution a fraud. Yet know time defining the Written/Spoken Words of Yhwh. For instance, christianity and jesus. We know in the Laws the commands start with I am Yhwh your Elohim, also in the simple commands He says don’t say my Name wrong/change it or missuse, have no other gods before Me, and no grave image. The Messiah never broke the Laws of Yhwh, nor would He have people walk in error. This is why we are to have His Spirit, to guide and convict us to not walk in sin(break His Law). Christianity breaks Yhwhs Laws. Christianity is a false religion. Christianity was not the Faith of the Prophets nor the disciples or the Messiah! Turn inward christians w/ zeal to study the facts of your faith. 1John2 we see that those who truely Love Yhwh will walk/obey His commands. His Name is Yhwh(YahooAh) and His Son is Yahushua. Jesus is a counterfiet, and all the christian religion is false. Not some. All! Isa43v10-11. Again He is called Yahushua. If you believe u r saved then u should at least know His Name! Next step, u should examine yourselves to see your traditions are actually sin and repent. Start obeying His commands and studying them from the perspective of how He said/wrote His Word so u can obey n be saved. Faith never will stand alone! Even shatan has faith in Yhwh. So works of obeying is also a completion to having Faith. Until then christians; u are w/out Grace and Yhwh’s Spirit. U have been lied to about BIGGER subjects than Evolution. May u understand, and may Yhwh’s countance shine on you! Get out of the Pagan religion of christianity!

  56. Harald S. October 8, 2012 2:22 pm Reply

    I have so much respect for you, for taking down the thought-buildings of the enemy, and thus converting the blinded youth over the entire world. Have you been to Norway ? I guess you have. I will pray for you, in the tight tunnel we find the brightest glow !

    By the way, you have the world´s greatest sense of humor :) it shines through :)

  57. Brett Denman October 9, 2012 1:52 am Reply

    Well said Dr. Hovind. That is your best blog entry yet. I would like to see you debate Bill Nye…epic!

  58. Greg Olson October 9, 2012 5:02 am Reply

    I disagree with your attacking the evolutionists for using tax dollars to present religious ideas on evolution. However, the real violation to the US Constitution is making the atheistic religious views a “state religion”. Atheism is currently the State Religion. Therefore, perhaps a better argument would be that if the religious views of evolution are permitted to be taught, then also other religious views including mine and yours, or such as the views of Creationists, should be permitted and included equal time and space in the education curriculum–mandated by law. Otherwise, Atheism is the One State Religion and it violates our religious freedoms in this country.

    I think your odds of success are increased by changing your approach. The likelihood of the State Religion being removed from the schools is remote. However, arguing Creationists or any other religious views should be given equal space in the text books side by side is a stronger argument in my opinion. Don’t you agree? See? Your view is that we should outlaw all religious beliefs, which contracticts the heart of our country. I realize the country mistinterpretted the Constitution by separating “church and state” later, but that is the error. Such a notion was never intended by the founders of our country, since our public halls include the 10 commandments. It’s the State favoring one religion over another that is and was the cardinal sin–which the Atheists have done. Think about it. They are no different than the King of England pushing his religious agenda on the people.

    Greg

  59. Greg Olson October 9, 2012 5:22 am Reply

    Furthermore, since evolution is not defined as a religion, your theme park with dinasours and so forth has not been defined as “religious” either, and therefore, you have been incarcerated unjustly. If the Supreme Court ever rules that parts of evolution are religious and based on faith as you succincty point out, your position is much stronger. This country would be so much better off if everyone just respected each others beliefs, whatever they are, and quite trying to prove the unprobable. We need to recognize a belief is something we choose to believe, whatever it is, when there is no eye-witness evidence to prove it.

    Greg

  60. Greg Olson October 9, 2012 5:24 am Reply

    Correction: This country would be so much better off if everyone just respected each others beliefs, whatever they are, and quit trying to prove the *unprovable*.

  61. RR October 9, 2012 8:06 pm Reply

    Dear Pastor Hovind,

    I hope that you read these comments.

    I have been reading about your case a lot and praying for you. I am not a lawyer, and this is not legal advice, just a lay person’s reading of things.

    Your arguments might be standing, jurisdiction, and improper jury instructions. It looks like most of your charges are essentially for rules that should have been followed by the bank (not the customer). If you have access to the Statutes at Large, look up the original act of Congress that created that code. These laws will sometimes be spread over several acts / bills of Congress. They will put a piece of it in this bill, a piece of it in that bill, etc. A lot of what I was looking at was buried in a Community Improvement act. Don’t get confused when you look up the Act and think you are looking at the wrong thing. You will have to piece the law together from the different acts of Congress. One will create the law then another act will modify it, add provisions, etc.

    I also noticed that it said that the Treasury published a list of people who were exempt from the requirements of this particular act. I would want to get a copy of that list for the year that they charged you. See if churches are listed as exempt.

    Another thing you need to do is get a copy of whatever you signed at the bank. They probably had you sign something when you opened the account that said you were a “US Person” and you agreed to abide by treasury regulations. Well, that is fine but if the regulations are for the Bank to fill out the report then they don’t apply to you.

    It is like trying to apply a french law to me. Sir the law in France says that you cannot wear sunglasses in public in France. That law does not apply to me because I am not a Frenchman (not sure if this is jurisdiction or standing?). Sir, the law says that bankers have to fill out this CTR when someone withdraws X amount of money. That law does not apply to me because I am not a banker!

    This is from one of their own books.

    General Provisions of Treasury Regulations, 31 CFR Part 103 Regulations Section(s) (a) 103.22, 103.25(a) and 103.26 When any person engages in a currency transaction of more than $10,000 with a financial institution, the financial institution must report the identity of the person or persons involved and file a report on a Currency Transaction Report, Form 4789, contaning certain details of the transaction within 15 days.

    Notice it says the duty is to the financial instutition, not the person!

    I am still reading. Can you write a letter to the judges? The bar association? I cannot believe that you have been in there all this time. I am so sad for my country that this could happen.

    Try to find a copy of the Statutes at Large for the year the law was passed. Sometimes, the original act of Congress will contain things (*I think) that do not make it into the ‘code’ that the law enforcement and the attorneys look at. From what I have read, the original Act of Congress has the most authority. Just introduce it into the record at any hearing. Learn to say “For the record”.

    I will keep praying for you and reading about this.

    http://1215.org

  62. RR October 9, 2012 8:14 pm Reply

    Wanted to say one other thing, you will be looking at something like Public Law 101-xx.

    The 101 would mean the 101st session of Congress. I noticed the other day that they are now passing things that directly modify the “CODE”, not the prior acts of Congress. It gets really confusing but you can piece it together. When you do, you will find that some of the laws actually can really protect you but that part is buried and does not always get “Codified”.

    Once again, this is not legal advice, but hopefully, it will help either you or a real lawyer to find some way to get you out of there so you can see your Grandkids.

    http://1215.org

  63. Thompsons October 10, 2012 5:25 pm Reply

    We are a family of five that have been so blessed by your videos! After being raised in a unbiblical, non-gospel preaching church for 38 years.. God in His great mercy brought us out and saved us for real! This is now our first year homeschooling and you have been such a great help! I just wanted you to know that you are the one God used to further His glorious Gospel! Stay strong our precious brother In Christ.. We are praying for you!

  64. Shalom October 11, 2012 11:02 am Reply

    Preach it, brother Hovind! :D I’ve taken a real liking to your seminars ever sense I was little. My sister and I watch them over, and over and over! :D :D

  65. Scott Scheule October 12, 2012 3:55 pm Reply

    I see that my comment which challenged Dr. Hovind on several points has not been posted.

    For my own edification, was there something unduly ad hominen in what I wrote? Or is all criticism of Dr. Hovind’s ideas simply proscribed as a rule here? If the latter, how serious should we take the ideas expoused here, if they’re (apparently) too fragile to face a friendly critique?

    http://www.scheule.blogspot.com

  66. Jennifer October 13, 2012 11:40 pm Reply

    Hello. I am homeschooling mom to seven children. Our family has been enjoying your creation series on DVD for many years now. A few years ago, my husband told me that he had heard you were in jail. We were all shocked and saddened. Immediately, I went online to look it up and found out for sure that you are. My children all sat and drew pictures and wrote letters for you but we aren’t sure if you ever got them. We recently purchased some books and some debates from the new website. We loved the debates. I just wanted to write and tell you that we love your shows, we can’t wait for you to get out of prison and my son, who loves science, especially loves watching your shows. He is almost 17 and wants to be a missionary.

  67. Arthur Smith October 16, 2012 10:25 am Reply

    I miss Dr. Hovind!!!

    http://HaveYouNotRead.com

  68. Gerard October 16, 2012 1:04 pm Reply

    Dr Hovind, I want to thank you for your dedication to Creation Science. It has really turned my life around because at school they teach evolution and you tend to believe it cause after all it’s school ya know. They make sound so “fascinating” and I was quite good at it, which just means I was good at being stupid lol. So that means the better you are at evolution the more stupid you are. Guess the high biology mark was all for nothing. May The Lord bless you dearly Dr Hovind for all that you’ve done and all that your family continually do.
    Johannesburg, South Africa

  69. Daniel Molina October 20, 2012 4:12 am Reply

    Dear Mr. Hovind,
    Yesterday I dated rocks to about to a billion years or something in my public school science class, and I am so happy that I will have the opportunity to write, “the textbook says, so and so, however, this is not correct.” I admire your intelligence, and your dedication, and the ease that you have when owning evolutionists, and educating. You have truly impacted my life.
    God bless.

  70. Scott Scheule October 20, 2012 10:44 pm Reply

    Marvelous! You’ve published my comment. A very brave gesture for which I respect you. Cheers.

    http://www.scheule.blogspot.com

  71. Victor Meyer, Ph.D. October 25, 2012 4:42 pm Reply

    Beautiful letter – and with such confidence! Go Dr Hovind!

    “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before Him He endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” [Hebrews 12:1-3, NIV]

    http://victormeyer.net

  72. Charles October 25, 2012 6:03 pm Reply

    Just wanted to comment that I think you are wrong when you say Win Souls. While I agree with your principles. We are not responsible for the fate of anothers soul. We do what we are commanded and be faithful but it’s God’s job to win them. Jer 23;28-29

  73. andrew October 26, 2012 6:06 am Reply

    gday Kent

    I love it in this Blog how you wrote that “When you get out , you will still debate Evolutionists for the Creation cause ! ” I love your passion….

    I am soooo looking forward to this ! Cant wait for your release….

    Amen Brother, and i am praying for you

    andrew – Melbourne Australia

  74. andrew marchese October 30, 2012 9:37 pm Reply

    Dear Friend, Dear Brother, I hope you will read this Mr. Hovind. I feel as though you are a friend, I respect you so greatly!!!!! I have watched your videos several times. I think of you often, I pray for you. I so appreciate you Mr. Hovind. I Love Genesis and of course I Know the Truth, I wonder If you have access to a series called “Origins”? Can be viewed on youtube. As of today there are 62 1/2 hour discussions taped each highlighting PHD’s in various areas of science that demonstrate we and all that exists were created, and not long ago… 1000′s not more, no way, and could not happen. ‘In the beginning God created”. As I’m typing this, I listening to a study in Genesis…I simply love it very very much.
    I’d sure hope we meet one day and I also appreciate your son Eric’s material, he is also very admirable. I cannot thank you enough, it is not possible but I will. Thank you so much Mr. Hovind, and God bless you. I will call you my friend Sir, regards. Andrew

  75. Chad November 8, 2012 8:17 am Reply

    @ Gerard in Johannesburg

    I had high marks in school from youth through college as a Biology major and was a believer in Creation. I doubt that anybody would want you to think that hard work was for nothing or that it is a gauge of how stupid you are. You excelled at what was presented to you and apparently it left you wanting. This is not stupidity but God revealing himself through the lies. You were able to operate just fine because most of the stuff they had you prove is actual science it is just when you had to recite theory back that you may have erred. But that is what often happens when people tout theory, like the Theory of Evolution, they err.

    In many debates with friends and even professors that I have had over the years over this topic. Hovind’s expression of the 6 types of evolution and in particular the difference between Macro and Micro has turned away argument more than anything else. Making that clarification early has made a conversation possible and has made many finally open up. A person is not dumb, but they will resist being put down or belittled and so to come at things from common ground is usually the best way.

    Thank you Dr. Hovind for your work it has helped me for close to 20 years now.

    Chad

  76. Todd November 28, 2012 7:05 am Reply

    I would absolutely love to see you come to Kamloops B.C sometime.I have one question to ask you.Is it in your opinion that when a fish is born and it goes out to the ocean and then comes back into fresh water to spawn that the longer it was exposed to fresh water as a fry the longer it takes to get spawed out and die ? Thank-you very much as I am watching all of your videos and hope that you get out sooner than later. I am dedicated to your teachings and will encourage people who beleive in evolution to watch your videos.They are an awesome tool from God to you to everyone.My Email is- stub.nic@hotmail.com

  77. mike sheeto December 8, 2012 5:04 am Reply

    IF YOU WERE WRONG ABOUT THE PRE TRIB RAPTURE AFTER BEING SO SURE ARE YOU SURE YOUR NOT WRONG ABOUT OTHER THINGS…THATS A PRETTY BIG ONE TO BE WRONG ON DONT YOU THINK

  78. Lorinda Grimshaw December 8, 2012 3:41 pm Reply

    Thank you Mr. Hovind for all you have done to bring the truth about a young earth and creation to us and make everything so clear. My son loves your videos also and told me “he is so funny!” We were both highly entertained and informed at the same time. Looking forward to the time when you can enter into more debates and hoping you come to our area so we can attend one around the Detroit, Michigan area.

    May God continue to bless you and your family,

    Lorinda Grimshaw

  79. Uziel December 19, 2012 12:01 am Reply

    Offended…yes, surprised…no. The science community is clearly troubled, they are using their last arrow. These darts are offensive words to discourage the saints. I watched one of your videos, and it answered most of my questions. It’s like 5 Sunday school classes packed in 1 hour, awesome experience! Don’t be discouraged Doc, keep up the good work.

  80. andrew February 13, 2013 4:20 am Reply

    Hi Kent

    When you are released i would love to see you debate or comment on Professor Brian Cox who is another one of those born and bread B.B.C. Evolutionists who is poisoning those who watch to him on television at the moment with his “Wonders of The Universe Series ! ”

    I would love to see him debate you, but like most evolutionists, he would most probably be too scared to debate you sadly…

    cheers

    andrew

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