Pharyngula

A compendium of craziness

Be careful, Nathan Zamprogno. The background research behind compiling a list of all the insane things Kent Hovind believes can be very hazardous to your mental health.

Reading the list can be very entertaining, though, so thank you for the sacrifice of some of your psychological stability.

Comments

  1. #1 David Marjanovi?
    July 6, 2007

    Hmm. I swear I’m not a young earth Creationist, but they’re right about the fluoride thing. It really does nothing for your teeth that other, safer chemicals and whiteners couldn’t do,

    Including hardening?

    (Incidentally, Fossil bones crumble after about 100,000 years unless they are fluoridated by groundwater.)

    it’s toxic (thus why you can’t swallow too much) and small children can get fluorosis (google images that one… ick!) from too much exposure.

    For that, you need very, very large amounts. A child with 17 kg would need to eat a whole tube of toothpaste to get fluorosis.

    and it can accelerate/amplify arthritic and osteoporosis-related pains.

    How does that work?

    All I can say against fluoridation of water is that it’s a waste. Over here the toothpastes are fluoridated instead, and children often get extra pills while their permanent teeth develop.