Journey to Peru—Day Three

Eric Hovind April 11th, 2011


After a few hours of sleep, we began our day with a piece of bread and some instant coffee for breakfast. (Not complaining; it was complimentary!) We took the opportunity this morning to see one of the tourist attractions by chartering a boat to take us out across the Paracas Bay to the Isle de Ballestos, an island just off the coast of Pisco. The Paracas people lived there from 1300 B.C to 300 A.D. and they made the most famous textiles in the world. Because of the dry climate in Peru, these textiles are remarkably preserved today. This area is most known for the Candelabra, a massive 650-foot-tall and 310-feet-wide image in the side of one of the islands that has been dug some 6 to 7 feet deep into the surface. Today there are some questions as to the meaning of this formation and, therefore, several different theories as to what purpose it served. The guide described a few of these concepts ranging from ocean navigation lines to a symbol of worship so that the gods would bless their plants. Personally, I think it was a fabulous waterslide that the pre-Columbian people used ;-)

Journey to Peru—Day One

Eric Hovind April 6th, 2011

Well guys, thanks for praying for me. I am in Pisco, Peru, enjoying a great adventure with a group on a scientific expedition. We spent the day traveling on Monday, got up this morning and took a tour of Lima, the capitol city. One of the stops was the square where the city was founded in 1535 by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro.

How to question evolution in class

Eric Hovind April 5th, 2011

A teenage boy recently asked a question from our Facebook page. My heart goes out to him with everything he is going through. Here is what he wrote:

Happy Atheists’ Day!

Eric Hovind April 1st, 2011

April Fools

What is the best April Fools joke you ever pulled off on someone?  I have always been, much to my teachers’ disapproval, a practical joker. What many call sinister I sometimes call funny! Just ask around the office and they will tell you! One time at middle school camp I shaved the eyebrows off of a kid that fell asleep in the middle of the day. I do feel bad for doing it, but still crack a smile when I think about how someone could sleep through something like that. A few months ago I was at the Deeper Conference with the guys from Living Waters and I roomed with Mark Spence. Since I had a key to his room, the next day I turned his entire bed upside down, but made it look like it was still made on top. He still hasn’t gotten me back for that yet, but I know it is coming!

Magic tricks—great science and spiritual lessons!

Eric Hovind March 29th, 2011

Kids love magic tricks. My family and I were in Ohio with my cousin Chad a few weeks ago and he put on a magic show two nights in a row for the kids. They loved it! It is so much fun to see their faces as they watch in amazement, wondering what happened to the ball in the cup.

Genetically Modified Mosquito

Eric Hovind February 25th, 2011

Have you heard the news? Scientists have created genetically modified mosquitos in an attempt to help control the mosquito population. Because mosquitos carry such a variety of diseases, scientists are discovering ways of reducing the population and ways of switching off the gene that allows malaria to survive inside the mosquito. It is a neat trick, but here is what we think of it:

Mokele-Mbembe: The Beast of the Congo

Eric Hovind February 21st, 2011

Author and friend William Gibbons has recently released his book Mokele-Mbembe: Mystery Beast of the Congo Basin, which combines all of the research and exploration done in the Congo of Africa over the last several decades into one exciting journey. Mr. Gibbons, coauthor of the book Claws Jaws and Dinosaurs with Dr. Kent Hovind in 1999 after his third expedition to the Congo, says that 11 years later the evidence is even more overwhelming in favor of the beast. Mokele-Mbembe is an excellent overview that shows detailed fieldwork, and examines the real history of the monster known to the natives as Mokele-Mbembe. The creature is described as larger than an elephant, with a long neck and long tail. The pygmy natives that live in the largest swamp in the world testify to the truth of the dinosaur-like creature that still inhabits their land. Dozens of expeditions into the swamp have been completed, and lots of evidence gathered to make the remarkable claim that these creatures still roam the earth.

Oxymoron: “Evolutionary Thinking”

Eric Hovind February 18th, 2011

I have always gotten a kick out of oxymorons!  Webster defines oxymoron as “a combination of contradictory or incongruous words: something (as a concept) that is made up of contradictory or incongruous elements.”