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Professor Walter Veith

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I am cleaning up and cleaning out and finally had some time to check out a (Free, Yay!) CD with some lectures by Prof Veith who "is an ardent student of history and prophecy and has lectured to standing-room-only crowds around the world on his findings in archaeology, history, Bible prophecy, secret societies, and political intrigue." 

It seems that archaeology fully supports creationism? Due to the format (video) I can only hope that someone can supply a handy tl;dw or a link to articles, blogs or similar? His website here:  http://walterveith.com/index.html
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Here’s a good place to start on Walter Veith, the person.  It happens that well-educated people sometimes lose their marbles early on in life, but that’s much more the exception than the rule.

Here’s an in-depth critical review of one of Veith’s works.

BTW, thanks for the reminder.  I’d just about completely forgotten about this fruitcake.

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That RationalWiki introduction made me bark with laughter, awesome!  Also, mucho thanks for the critical review. 

The 'professor' part puzzled me until I finally managed to get more info on him (Ahh, zoology. Tenure.  A whole 'nuther topic). His skilfully written Wikipedia page contains this rather puzzling sentence: "After conflicts at the University of the Western Cape due to their unorthodox views, Walter Veith and Quincy Johnson left the department of zoology." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Veith

There you have it:  the University of the Western Cape is a hotbed of irrational thinking!
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... has lectured to standing-room-only crowds around the world

Sounds like he really likes tiny rooms.
"Monkey killing monkey killing monkey over pieces of the ground, Silly monkeys, give them thumbs, they make a club and beat their brother down. How they survive, so misguided, is a mystery. Repugnant is a creature who would squander the ability to lift an eye to heaven, conscious of his fleeting time here" - Tool