Saturday, March 19, 2011

#177: Bodie Hodge

Bodie Hodge is Ken Ham's son in law and in charge of the day to day operations at Kentucky’s Creation Museum. He also writes for Answers in Genesis and has a … uh … Kantian view of morality, defending the counterexamples in the stupidest D-grade intro student manner.

Here is a list of his major contributions to Answers in Genesis, including highbrow scientifically meticulous investigations into the age of Metuselah, why human lifespans were shorter after the flood, how Eve knew the apple was edible, and – of course – evolution. This one is a good example; he responds to an unbeliever who offers no reasons or substantiations at all. It's a one-way argument against a strawman, and Hodge still manages to loose the debate! In other words, Hodge is the kind of person who – as the saying goes – would lose a debate with a dead hamster (if truth and coherence are standards).

AiG is founded on the view that the Bible is the ultimate science textbook, and their writers are fond of trying to show how you can precisely derive things from the Bible. Hodge therefore uses the Bible to derive the sinking of the Atlantis as taking place somewhere between 1818 BC and 600 BC. Words fail.

Diagnosis: Yet another crank who couldn’t distinguish evidence from fantasy if his life depended on it, but Hodge is among the more blatant examples. Consequently, he seems to have a sound fanbase among those who find Ken Ham and Jason Lisle to be abstruse and esoteric.

3 comments:

  1. You can see a message from Hodge to all atheists here. Spot the fallacies.

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  2. You say you're this blog is "currently subject to a short break; I suggest you take as much time as you like before resuming operation. In fact, if you decided to fold your tent permanently I can't say that I would see it as any great loss.

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  3. Throwing his two cents into the War on Christmas, Hodge suggested that non-Christians shouldn't take any days off work during Christmas. Indeed, not being very well informed about the history of winter festivities or atheists or anything else, Hodge suggested that if atheists don't work on Christmas day, that "implies there is some God out there that’s holy that makes a day special." Right. Or that nothing is open.

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