ID proponents have a hard enough time getting their message across without the “help” of creationists like Kent Hovind and Venom Fang X. Not only have Darwinists impeded the advance of ID, but so also have some creationists.
For example the creationist Venom Fang X has harmed the ID movement by his less-than-scholarly videos. RationalWiki says of Venom Fang X:
VenomFangX (often shortened to VFX or Venom) is a creationist Internet vlogger who makes YouTube videos mostly about religion, God, Christianity and creationism, particularly young earth creationism. To this date, he holds the highest subscribers amongst Christian channels (even more than the Vatican YouTube channel),
With some qualification, I will let the atheist Thunderf00t speak for me regarding Venom Fang X and Kent Hovind:
And those were but 4 of maybe 35 such videos by Thunderf00t. Thuderf00t has a gift for understatement doesn’t he?
Clearly the Darwinists won their exchanges with Venom Fang X and Kent Hovind. But their spectacular victories were matched by the spectacular defeats in other exchanges. For example see: Arthur Hunt and Steve Matheson vs. the UD Community. Matheson came away from all this looking like the Venom Fang X of Darwinism. The normally verbose Matheson has been strangely silent in the wake of his defeat in public debate. I wonder why? After all this was the same guy who said: The Discovery Institute Needs to be Destroyed.
And then we have: Ken “we suck” Miller wrong again — peer reviewed article obliterates Miller’s claims. I would never put Miller down in the class of Kent Hovind, but nevertheless Miller was spectacularly wrong whereas ID proponents have been proven right. See: Nature “writes back” to Behe Eight Years Later and Zuck is out of luck — Marsupial Findings Vindicate Behe, Denton, Hoyle.
And that is why people laugh at creationists but have a harder time refuting ID-ists.