Nathan Zamprogn has been visiting Kent Hovind’s blog lately, and created a little list of the crackpot ideas espoused by the commenters there. (For example: the IRS is an illegal organization and you don’t need to pay your taxes, the United States doesn’t exist, the moon landings were faked, etc.) Quite a list. Reminded me of a the video I linked to earlier (YouTube Creationism). The creationist in the video argues for creationism, and uses some of Kent Hovind’s materials while doing it. At the very end of the video, he says that he believes the United States is controlled by Satan (“the lord of this earth”) – and, as evidence for this idea, he displays a Google Earth image showing that roads around the White House form a pentagram. In another video, this same creationist says that he knows that Satan himself watches his videos and comments on them. Yes, some creationists get so deep inside their own little conspiratorial mindset that it’s not even worth arguing with them.
Update: Over at “OverwhelmingEvidence.com” (a pro-intelligent design site linked to IDist William Dembski that likes to pretend there is “Overwhelming Evidence” for Intelligent Design), there’s been a new post about a Free Energy Device (aka a Perpetual Motion Machine). These kinds of devices are impossible according to the laws of thermodynamics, but crackpots everywhere like to claim that they have discovered ways to create machines that create a perpetual supply of energy at no cost whatsoever. Physicists have knocked down hundreds if not thousands of these claims over the past few centuries. Well, this particular post goes on to attack those skeptical scientists who just don’t see the light (just like those evolutionists). Sometimes, all you can do is point and laugh. From “OverwhelmingEvidence.com”:
Ask a materialist if an infinitely powerful entity is possible, and they will give you a “No!”, without even bothering to consider the question for a moment. The materialist understanding of the laws of thermodynamics exclude any understanding of systems that have infinite energy. Unfortunately for materialists, their understanding of these basic scientific principles is about to receive a major challenge.
Sean McCarthy and Richard Walshe, the two boffins behind Steorn Research unveiled their latest gizmo: The Orbo, a magnetic engine which according to carefully controlled experiments can produce up to three times as much energy as is put into it,effectively creating an infinite amount of energy from apparently nowhere.
Steorn’s findings totally undermine the basic premise of materialism, simply by demonstrating a confirmed physical effect that materialists predict cannot happen. These clever Irish researchers have demonstrated that the principles of thermodynamics function in a manner far closer to the predictions of William Dembski and William Brookfield than the clearly flawed thermodynamic claims of Hawkings and Maxwell.
The same scientists who tell you that Intelligent Design is impossible also dispute the hard-facts of Steorn’s peer-reviewed findings. I predict that this humble contraption will show the world just how much materialists have misled mainstream-science.
Link: Respectful Insolence (pro-science site) – Yet another example of credulity begetting credulity
Link: OverwhelmingEvidence (pro-ID site) – Infinite-energy theory challenges materialist thermodynamics dogma