Following up on the latest Noah’s Ark story, I notice that Howse refers to Bob Cornuke as “Dr”. But his bio at the BASE Institute webpage mentions nothing about a doctorate, only his background as a police officer. Is this yet another example of a creationist faking a credential, or perhaps using an honorary degree from some two-bit bible college to call himself Dr? Does anyone know?
Update: Question answered at Wikipedia. His PhD is from Louisiana Baptist University, an unaccredited Christian diploma mill that offers credit for “life experience” and even just for reading a Chuck Missler book on apologetics. Other alumni include fellow credential faker Carl Baugh. This probably explains why only the Worldview Weekend folks refer to him as “Dr” Bob Cornuke, while the more legitimate sites, like Powell’s Books author page for him, mention nothing of it. It should also be noted that LBU does not offer any degrees in any field relevant to, say, archaeology or geology or any other science. They offer degrees in five fields: biblical studies, communications, Christian education, counseling and seminary. So even if his degree was legit, it would be totally irrelevant to the issue.