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Thursday
Jan022014

Bill Nye To Debate Ken Ham @ The Creation Museum

Well. I just heard that Ken Ham, founder and president of Answers In Genesis (the worlds leading Creationist Educational Institution) has challenged the beloved Bill Nye the Science Guy (or Bill Nye the "Humanist" Guy as Ham puts it) to a debate on Creationism and Evolution, and to Ham's surprise, Nye accepted. Bill Nye is an "extreme" Evolutionist who has been very outspoken about what he sees as the "danger" of teaching Creationism to our children in public schools and the merit of teaching the science-based theory of Evolution. In response to Nye's comments, Ham posted a video claiming, and I quote, that "Nye doesn't know how to do Science."

I have to say that I am really looking forward to sitting down with some popcorn and watching this debate unfold, which is scheduled to take place on February 4, 2014 at The Creation Museum in Kentucky. (Where, by the way, they are creating the worlds first life-size replica of Noah's Ark...) I can only imagine what kind of things will be said. It's sure to be treat!

For more information, check out Ken Hams article about the upcoming debate here and check out this post by Dangerous Minds which contains more information about the ongoing battle between Nye and Ham.

Grace and Peace-

Brandan

Reader Comments (4)

Call me a cynic, but I have serious doubts about the usefulness of this debate. It seems like it's already set up to be a battle of egos between two extremists that see the other person as less of a human being than a symbol of a belief system they don't like.

Or, in layman's terms, what the vast majority of political campaign debates look like.

January 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterA.J. White

I feel the same way A.J. And this may be wrong of me, but I think this kind of debate will be HIGHLY entertaining.

January 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBrandan Robertson

I also agree with AJ, but for a different reason. Evolution is a scientific theory, not a system of beliefs, as AJ asserts. Creationism is a system of beliefs centered on the existence of a creator, and therefore not subject to the tenets of science. I doubt whether Bill Nye will change any minds among those whose faith brings them to a creationist view, and it's equally unlikely that Ken will convert those who subscribe to scientific principles. Happily, one can be a believer AND adhere to scientific tenets, as the late Stephen J Gould demonstrated during his lifetime.

January 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterR Walsh

http://ken-ham-v-bill-nye.wikispaces.com/My+advice+to+Bill

January 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBarry Desborough

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