Viced Rhino grew up in the United Church of Canada. He was “an odd breed of Christian” in that he was raised in a very moderate church with a very moderate mother and an atheist father, but ended up becoming a young Earth creationist.
His view was that if god were all powerful, then surely he could make the bible say whatever he wanted it to say, and it would be incorruptible, so it would make sense in whatever language it was translated into. Therefore, he thought that when it says that he created the world in six days, that's what it literally meant. It didn't take long for him to find the accounts of people having added up the ages of all the people given in the bible, and coming to the conclusion that the Earth is only a few thousand years old.
He attended a Christian high school, of the Brethren in Christ denomination. Whilst the BIC church is not officially YEC, a number of the teachers at the high school were, notably a geography teacher who would often insert comments into his lessons about things like the ice canopy pre-flood model.
When he graduated high school and went off on his own, he ended up at a pentecostal church for several years. He left that church when the pastor started a sermon series on why giving money to the church is important, and made it clear that he wouldn't stop the series until everyone in the congregation was tithing. It was a very small church with only a dozen or so members, and after week 7 of being guilted and shamed into giving, Viced Rhino went back to a BIC church, which felt more comfortable.
This was the church he attended until becoming an atheist.
He currently lives in Ontario, Canada, with his three children. His wife passed away in November 2021. He has a job as a server at a restaurant.
Viced Rhino started his channel on February 9, 2016, and uploaded his first video, a response to an anti-vaccination video, on March 6, 2016. He then began to focus on responding to religious content, including creationists.
On December 25, 2018, he created Viced Rhino Gaming, a channel where he and his wife played video games.
Evidence for Evolution
On January 13, 2020, Viced Rhino uploaded the first video of his Evidence for Evolution series. This series covers various scientific evidence that supports evolution. As of July 2020, there are twelve videos in the series.
In chronological order, they are:
- Vestigial Structures
- Dating Methods
- The Fossil Record
- Sequence Homology
- Observation in the Lab
- Endogenous Retroviruses
- Transitional Species
On February 28, 2020, Viced Rhino uploaded How Much Can Carbon Dating be Misunderstood?. This was a response to a video about carbon dating by Trinity Vandenacre, a YouTuber who normally produces vlogs from Montana, USA.
On April 26, 2020, Viced Rhino livestreamed A Chat With Trinity Vandenacre, in which they debated evolution.
His PC is an AMD Ryzen 7 2700x, with 16 GB DDR4 Ram and an MSI GTX 1050 TI graphics card. He uses a Blue Yeti USB microphone. His audio recording and editing software is Reaper, and he uses DaVinci Resolve to edit videos.
- Viced Rhino used to be in an MLM (Multi-Level Marketing scheme).
- His channel art was drawn by Furry Skeptic.
- His videos begin with a picture of Alex Kingston, who plays Professor River Song on Doctor Who. Her opening line is often "Hello sweetie”.
- The backgrounds of his videos are from a Vimeo channel called Beeple.