By the time put this info into a message, I’m sure others will have posted, but here goes.
First, here is something that I post whenever Hovind’s name comes up. It’s not so much for you (as you’ve indicated that you’re not endorsing Hovind, per se), but for anybody else who hasn’t heard about this liar:
The Peoria Journal Star (June 25, 1993) had an article about Kent Hovind, (who at that time was offering $10,000). The article stated that Hovind was scheduled to debate “paleontologist Steven (sic) Jay Gould, a Harvard University professor.” Hovind went on to state, “I suspect Gould will back out.”
Hovind apparently had good reason to expect that Gould won’t be there. Gould responded to this claim by saying, “I have never heard of the man and therefore cannot have agreed to anything with him.” Gould went on to comment about “the obvious phony tactic of claiming that he challenged me to a debate when he didn’t, and then claiming that I backed out when I didn’t appear.”
And that’s just the most easily documented of his lies. He has all sorts of tall tales in his video series – and either he is lying about science in them or he is quite ignorant. I’m not sure which is worse.
You can also find Hovind on the list of suspicious creationist credentials here: http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/credentials.html
OK, now on to all the earlier threads. By searching on his name, I found 10 old threads (plus one nonrelated one where his name is mentioned in disdain). Several deal with this specific topic.
For example, there is Anyone want $250,000.00?? from about a year ago (admittedly a bit hard to read, since it was converted from the old UBB format, but still contains a lot about this very topic).
There is some discussion of him starting on page 2 ofEvolution vs. Creation, also from the UBB days.
I’ll save you the trouble of checking this next thread, and just quote the part that I wrote about Hovind:
Kaylasdad asked me to share the anecdote my creationist friend mentioned. Actually, there are several, most of which came from Kent Hovind videos (they watched the whole set – yippee). One dealt with Hovind’s daughter’s supposed trip to a museum, in which she (according to him) caught a scientist in circular logic, claiming that they know how old fossils are 'cus of the age of the geological strata they’re found in, and later saying they know how old the strata are because of the fossils in them. His daughter allegedly pointed that out and the scientist said, “Gee, you’re right.” My friend thought this was hysterical. I think it just goes right along with Hovind’s OTHER lies. For one, what is a scientist doing leading tours in a museum? For another, what kind of scientist can’t explain things better than that (since it’s wrong)? Etc. It sounds too much like the urban legend about the Christian student stumping the atheist/evolutionist professor in class.
There’s some info about him in Where’s the evidence against evolution?