There’s a pretty good reason why Kent Hovind didn’t want to have his dissertation made available in the way most are… it’s garbage. It gets more outrageous the further I get into the document.
UPDATE – I have the full proofed text on a newer post – search it, enjoy… I think I caught all the actual OCR noise, and anything else remaining was as scanned, with the exception of a couple words that were absent in the scan.Full Text
To make it a bit easier to read, I decided to that the scanned copy I acquired from Wikileaks and run OCR on its glorious 102 pages of weirdness.
Not only do communism and evolution go hand-in-hand, but evolution is a religion of Satanic origins, right from The Garden (these three paragraphs are from separate areas of the first chapter).
Satan, in the form of a serpent, brought the doctrine of evolution to the Garden of Eden. In Genesis 3:5 the serpent says to Eve, “…ye shall be as gods.” Pride is the same thing that Satan used to cause the fall of man in the Garden of Eden. Satan was jealous of Adam and Eve and their close union with God. The same is true today. Satan wants your attention any time you try to serve the Heavenly Father. When Adam and Eve fell for the line that they could become as gods, the doctrine of evolution was successfully introduced to the world. Man’s pride and ego had been appealed to and he was no longer content with the status God had given him.
The five major Eastern religions that developed during this time were Hinduism, Confucianism, Zoroasterism, Buddhism, and Taoism. Because of the atheistic and pantheistic philosophies of these religions, and the lack of importance placed on God, the entrance of communism into these countries was very simple. When the evolutionary doctrine was taught in these countries, the people did not have to change their religion in order to include it. Evolution and communism blended in fine with the Eastern religions. In about 1895, a man named Yen Fu translated Thomas Huxley’s book into Chinese. That was probably the turning point in China. It led the way for communism to take over so many of the oriental countries.”
The story of evolution continues in Gen. 9:22, “And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.” Ham, instead of doing the wise thing of covering up his father’s nakedness, went out and laughed about it to his two brothers, evidently. This resulted in a curse being placed upon Ham’s son, Caanan. Ham’s pride caused him to try to make his father look bad. People who are always cutting down others are usually motivated by pride. They think making someone else look worse will some how make themselves look better.
As I’m reading this horror show, I’m correcting OCR errors, with the intent to post the whole thing in text format in short order. It’s taking a while, mostly because the writing is bad. It’s bad, it’s seriously biased, it’s without obvious direction or basis in reality. I’m sure I’m just saying that out of pride, laughing at Hovind’s ugly nakedness.
I think I’m going to go read some science writing now to cleanse myself of this imitation dissertation.
Conversion notes: CVision was able to produce a nice text PDF version with its online OCR tool, but it was still a PDF, albeit searchable and with text that could be copied out. I then made it to PDFTextOnline which couldn’t deal with the Wikileaks version, but handled the CVision output fine.