Encyclopedia of American Loons: #323: Jim Pinkoski
Jim Pinkoski is a huge fan of the late Ron Wyatt, a sort of Indiana Jones wannabe who traveled around searching for relics of the major events of the Bible, such as Noah’s ark and the Ark of the Covenant - and claimed to have found them. Several times. Even Answers in Genesis are mildly skeptical (but some people apparently still fall for it). Pinkoski - a young earth creationist like Wyatt - currently travels around the States opening museums in Wyatt’s honor and attempts to argue that Wyatt really agreed with him on the important issues: for instance, on whether there were dinosaurs on the Ark. Pinkoski thinks he can prove that dinosaurs drowned during the flood: “The fossil remains of numerous dinosaurs have been found with their heads and necks arched upwards, as if in their death throes they were straining to to keep their heads above water!” This, you see, is - in Pinkoski’s eyes - scientific proof, no less, that the dinosaurs drowned.
Anyway, Pinkoski is immortalized for creating the fallacy known as “PYGMIES + DWARFS”. “PYGMIES + DWARFS” denotes a very simple inference and a wonderfully silly non sequitur which got its name by Pinkoski’s answer to “how do we know that there were biblical giants”: Because there are very short people (pygmies + dwarfs) nowadays. Discussed here. He is so fond of the argument that he has repeated it on numerous occasions. As an inference rule, “PYGMIES + DWARFS” resembles Prior’s “tonk” (an example - the original - is here). From “Science lies”, apply Pygmies+Dwarfs Introduction to get “you can’t prove that not X”; then apply Pygmies+Dwarfs Elimination to conclude “Bible is inerrant”. So, since Science lies (follows from any premise and Pygmies+Dwarfs Introduction), the Bible is inerrant.