Debate Alert: Bill Nye vs Ken Ham on 4th Feb

Now this will be a fun debate.


Bill Nye is the rather popular Science guy, comedian, television host, actor, writer, and scientist who began his career as a mechanical engineer at Boeing. He is best known as the host of the Disney/PBS children’s science showBill Nye the Science Guy (1993–98) and for his many subsequent appearances in popular media as a science educator.

Ken Ham is an Australian young-Earth creationist who advocates a literal interpretation of the Book of Genesis (as in, the Earth is only 6,000 years old), and is the president of Answers in Genesis (AiG) and the Kentucky based Creation Museum.

NBA announced …

Ham wrote on his blog that the museum will host Nye, the star of a long-running science show for kids, on Feb. 4.

Nye has been critical of creationists for their opposition to evolution and their assertions that the Old Testament provides a literal account of the earth’s beginnings. In an online video that has drawn nearly 6 million views, Nye said teaching creationism was bad for children.

OK, so you are curious, here is that video …

Well, in reply Mr Ham cobbled up his own clip in which he simply attacked Mr Nye and claimed that he knows nothing about science at all and also claimed that he will just brainwash your kids (damn, watching that just broke my Irony meter).

He also later challenged Mr Nye to a debate, and that challenge was accepted. Christine Sposari, a spokeswoman for Nye, confirmed that the debate was on the science educator’s schedule. “They’re hosting Bill,” she told NBC News.

Tickets for the evening debate at the museum’s Legacy Hall, titled “Is Creation a Viable Model of Origins,” are $25.

It should be fun for us to watch .. but perhaps not so much fun for Mr Ham.


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