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Title: Trashing Kent Hovind's "Doctoral Dissertation".
Post by: Jason Harvestdancer on January 20, 2020, 02:36:03 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBcH4usySmg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBcH4usySmg)

I've started a video series where I respond to Kent Hovind's "Doctoral dissertation".  Yes, I read the whole thing, and boy is it a doozy.
Title: Re: Trashing Kent Hovind's "Doctoral Dissertation".
Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on January 20, 2020, 05:21:15 PM
If you couldn't refute it you'd be as ignorant as he is.
Title: Re: Trashing Kent Hovind's "Doctoral Dissertation".
Post by: Draconic Aiur on January 20, 2020, 05:40:53 PM
Did you have to make it creepy?
Title: Re: Trashing Kent Hovind's "Doctoral Dissertation".
Post by: Munch on January 20, 2020, 05:42:59 PM
Did you have to make it creepy?

Your still using a Halloween avatar. Very out of season.
Title: Re: Trashing Kent Hovind's "Doctoral Dissertation".
Post by: Baruch on January 20, 2020, 07:51:12 PM
Thanks.  You really like V For Vengeance?  Anyway, I looked it up on-line ... yes, diploma mills aren't your friend.  This is also a problem at political science departments in communist countries ;-)  There is no science in theology, and none in political science either.  Non-science graduate degrees are ... meh IMHO.

Basically the PhD committee sets up some approved number and type of hurdles, and if the candidate can jump all of them in a reasonable length of time, then they get the degree.  This doesn't always go smoothly even for future Nobelists ... aka Einstein or Heisenberg (theoreticians are notoriously poor at lab work) ...

https://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/199801/heisenberg.cfm

In his oral defense (at the very young age of 21) Werner couldn't even describe how a storage battery works.  Werner's first encounter with uncertainly, had to do with whether his PhD committee would pass him!

In E European countries, a PhD doesn't mean the same.  It is an honorary degree granted after a long successful science career.
Title: Re: Trashing Kent Hovind's "Doctoral Dissertation".
Post by: Draconic Aiur on January 20, 2020, 09:25:28 PM
Your still using a Halloween avatar. Very out of season.

Halloween? You mean Fall and Winter.
Way to derail.