A response to a cranky creationist

June 5, 2009

I recently wrote a column about the idea that dinosaurs still exist in modern times. I mentioned that all the evidence suggests that dinosaurs died out about 65 million years ago. I expected that might rile a few creationists, and sure enough I got the following e-mail within hours:

> In your article you assume that the earth is millions of years old and

> dinosaurs dies out 65 million yrs ago.  Please provide empirical evidence

> of this. If you provide this evidence the Dr Kent Hovind will give you

> $250,000 dollars.  There is more evidence to the contrary.  Please see Dr

> Kent Hovind at www.drdino.com and his associates for more infomation, I am

> sure he will welcme a debate.  

  >Thank You, Laura  

  My reply:

Hello Laura

Thanks for writing; I don’t think Kent Hovind will be giving me any money, as he is currently serving 10 years in prison for a few dozen felonies.

If he’s your most credible source, you are in deep, deep trouble!

all best

Ben Radford