Recently we've touched on creationism a.k.a. creation science a.k.a. intelligent design here with posts about the death of Henry Morris and in a post about Josh the Baptist's awe of Kent Hovind.
I recently discovered a blog called Gnosos. The blog's creator is a 25-year old Ph.D. candidate who calls himself Zeteo Eurisko. He writes about his background:
For those of you that don’t believe that an indoctrinated YEC [young evangelical Christian, or young earth Christian, I'm not sure — I haven't found yet where he defines the term] mind can muster the intellectual velocity to escape the orbit of a fundamentalist upbringing, I am the exception. I was home schooled and home churched throughout my childhood and adolescence in an isolated environment of fundamentalist doctrine and Biblical literalism. My science education was learned physically at the feet of Ken Ham, Henry Morris, John Morris, and Russell Humphreys. Their word was my confidence; their books, an extension to my Bible.In his March 1 post at Gnosos, Zeteo Eurisko relates the story of how he attended a talk at his college given by Kent Hovind, the young earth "scientist" who travels the country telling children and young people the earth is no more than 6,000 years old and that dinosaurs have roamed the earth during that time, along with many other ludicrous, non-scientific things). Read more about Hovind at Kent-Hovind.com and TalkOrigins.org.
Enlightenment began for me at 16, when I entered college early, as many home schooled students do — academically ahead in all aspects except turning a trained intellect on the Bible. A complete biography of my de-conversion will wait for another post, but suffice it to say that now I consider myself an honest agnostic religiously and a methodological naturalist scientifically (Yes, that means I “believe” in evolution).
At this particular talk, Zeteo Eurisko was the last person allowed to ask a question during the Q & A session following Hovind's speech. Why? Because Hovind had the microphone cut off in mid-sentence after Zeteo mentioned Hovind's credentials.
The cartoon panel is from the March 5, 2006 Doonesbury.
Correction: In its original form, this article inadvertently credited P. Z. Myers as being the author of the blog Gnosos. The correct author is Zeteo Eurisko, a friend and correspondent of Myers. We regret and apologize for the error.
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