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Creation Science Evangelism

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Creation Science Evangelism was started in 1989 by Kent Hovind. In 2001 CSE opened Dinosaur Adventure Land in Pensacola Florida, which is comprised of a 3 story Science Center, Creation Museum, and Theme Park. The primary outreach of Creation Science Evangelism is Dr. Kent Hovind's creation seminars, along with debates, public school presentations, and children's ministry, which are supplemented by online creation related materials. It should be noted that many of the materials produced by Creation Science Evangelism are not copyrighted, and people are encouraged to copy and distribute them freely, including their video tapes.

Dr. Kent Hovind Seminar in Madison, Ga-USA

From the CSE website: This ministry exists to support and proclaim the truth of God's Word, demonstrating the perfect harmony of the Biblical record with factual science and history. Additionally, CSE sets out to demonstrate the fallacies and deceptions of modern evolutionary thinking. We believe the Bible is literally true and scientifically accurate.

Creation Science Evangelism
29 Cummings Road
Pensacola, Florida USA 32503

Copyright Restoration

In September 2007, CSE initiated a restoration of copyrights on video footage that was previously released into the public domain. Take down notices were submitted to YouTube and other video sharing sites in an attempt to remove material critical of Kent Hovind. It has been asserted that in several cases, take down notices were made against totally original parody material created by third parties who neither used nor referenced any of CSE's works. Other take down demands were levied against remixed material that quote segments of Hovind's video presentations and interleave them with commentary and refuting arguments, which is claimed as a "fair use" under U.S. copyright law.[1]

The action by CSE was precipitated when members of the Rational Response Squad, an Internet group of anti-creationist atheists, posted copies of Kent Hovind's videos on YouTube and displayed them in a disparaging manner. Eric Hovind sent a DMCA copyright violation notice to YouTube which resulted in the videos being removed and the RRS' YouTube account being banned. Members of the Rational Response Squad complained to YouTube, citing the "nothing on this website is copyrighted" text on the CSE website, and their account was reinstated and the videos were allowed back. The leader of the RRS (who uses the alias Brian Sapient) threatened to sue Kent Hovind, Eric Hovind, and their ministry Creation Science Evangelism; however, as of yet no lawsuits have materialized and his threat appears to be bogus. [Reference needed]