Saturday, October 5, 2013

#738: Marshall Hall

Marshall Hall is an absolutely delightfully crazy fundie who blames the perseverance of the alleged lie of evolution on the uncritical acceptance of the even greater lie that the earth moves. Yes, Hall is not only a creationist, but a geocentrist. He runs the “non-moving Earth and anti-evolution page” of the Fair Education Foundation (consisting primarily himself), with its absolutely astonishing font- and color scheme; it is here. The site purports to ”Expos[e] the False Science Idol of Evolutionism, and Proving the Truthfulness of the Bible from Creation to Heaven,” though for the ”scientific evidence” (confirmed by the Bible) that the Earth is the center of the universe, and does not move around the sun or rotate around its own axis, you have to cash out $400 (plus $20 shipping) for a hard copy (for some reason one suspects that customers receive a copy Bible, really). From the website the evidence appears to consist primarily of quote-mining the Bible and claiming that modern science is fundamentally wrong, so much so that Hall doesn’t even have to engage with anything beyond the Michelson-Morley experiment.

Hall denies that other stars and planets exist, and considers the theory that the universe is 15 billion light years across to be a ”Kabbalist lie.” In fact, the website is particularly hostile to Kabbalah, allegedly a Jewish conspiracy supporting a modern heliocentric view of the universe, and there is also a page minimalizing the Holocaust that, well, to quote Hall ”Check it all out. Decide for yourself,” something Hall himself has abundantly demonstrated that he lacks the ability to do in any remotely responsible way. Here is Hall’s list of Biblical rules which will be in place once the global government is seated.

In fact, Hall does not limit himself to geocentrism and anti-semitism. He appears to be a big fan of David Icke, and his site contains material such as ”NASA's Real Achievement: Establishing Extraterrestrial Evolutionism!!” and ”Copernicanism: The Granddaddy Of All Conspiracies”, as well as links to the work by Icke and one M. Alexander Masters, who allegedly ”refutes the dominant Plate Tectonic Theory as well as NASA’s claims”. Hall also claims that ”The Global Warming Obsession Rests on Acceptance of Billions of Years of Evolutionism,” but his global warming denialism is admittedly just a tiny layer of icing on the cake.

Diagnosis: Astonishingly lunatic maniac who still manages to surprise despite the great number of unhinged cranks we have been through in our Encyclopedia. Impact uncertain, but he might deserve a cookie. And help.


  1. According to the website he has been dead since March.

    1. Aw, I missed that. Well, may he rest in peace. It was fun as long as it lasted.