Bill Nye to Debate Creation Museum Founder

    January 2, 2014
    Mike Tuttle
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The AP is reporting that Ken Ham, founder of the Creation Museum in Kentucky, is set to debate Bill Nye, of Science Guy fame. The Creation Museum promotes a creationist view of world history, including featuring exhibits that show humans and dinosaurs coexisting. Scientists like Nye insist that the fossil record proves that such coexistence never happened.

Last year Bill Nye appeared in a video, stating that the teaching of Creationism in schools was bad for kids. Among other things, Nye said:

And I say to the grownups, if you want to deny evolution and live in your world, in your world that’s completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that’s fine, but don’t make your kids do it because we need them. We need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future.

That video drew a response from the folks at the Creation Museum. Among other things, Creation Museum employees say:

Evolution is believed to be false in the Muslim world. Creationism is certainly taught in South Africa, India, South Korea, Brazil. … Bill Nye is confusing observational science with historical science.

As a result of this back-and-forth between the two camps, the folks at the Creation Museum extended an invitation for Nye to debate Creation Museum founder, Ken Ham. On concern was that the debate would turn into a free-form apologists opportunity for Creationists to talk about their faith and religion. So the debate will be limited to a specific theme: “Is Creation A Viable Model of Origins?

Debates between atheists and believers are not uncommon. But many insist that atheism is not necessarily to be equated with a belief in evolution. Many Christians, including the Pope, see the role of evolution within the context of a Biblical belief.

The Creation Museum will host the event on February 4.

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  • No One Knows

    No one knows. Why don’t people just admit it? Somehow, I think both views are actually correct.

    God is not a moron and he isn’t stupid. I imagine God is a master scientist in a way. He has to build this thing called a universe and to do it consistently. So he sets up rules to govern things. Those rules exist in the fields we deem as science. There is always one question that a scientist will never be able to fully answer. That question is: what came before. Even if you emptied all of the universe. That nothingness is still something and there has to be something to support that.

    Now the bible people need to chill a bit too. The world is not 6,000 years old like some people claim it is. That statement is ludicrous. I don’t think the Bible is an exact historical account. It is not meant to be an exact historical account. In fact, parts of the bible contradict themselves. The Bible is exactly what it is. A collection of historical accounts that are meant to serve as a guide. That is it. Ultimately, what you find out with the bible is that Christ is right about everything and it isn’t so much how we got here that is important but what we do while we are here. In fact, Christ had to come because everyone was fundamentally getting things wrong. It is apparent the entire old testament was pretty much a failure so Christ had to come and set people straight. The Old Testament was not a good thing. It was brutal.

    Then there is people who believe we were created by aliens, which is very plausible. If you read Ezekiel, it sounds a lot like an alien encounter. If you look at ancient pictures of Christ, you see UFOs in them. Artwork from around the world and among many diverse cultures show UFOs in them. But at the end of the day, someone had to create the aliens and really they are probably trying to answer that question just like us.

    Like I said, God isn’t dumb. He gave us science so he could govern the universe and so we could help ourselves. Science however does not provide the answers to the important questions. The Bible doesn’t provide all the answers either. However, what is relevant is what Christ said and how he lived. When you pray and meditate on Christ and his life, you really end up understanding he is right about it all.

    Let’s just admit that God was a master scientist and Christ was right about it all. There you are. Problem solved. Now lets concentrate more on where we are going and less on where came from. Frankly, we will never know.

    • freethought

      I will never “just admit” to something that has never been represented by evidence, proof, logic, reason, believability or even reliable hearsay. With the over 40,000 different beliefs in this world and the intelligent minds that can’t even comprehend a deity, to say that YOU GOD is the one and true GOD, is about the most egotistical comment any person could ever make.

      • @free thought

        Maybe so, but that doesn’t make it any less true.

  • stephen

    The theory of evolution is factually unsubstantiated. Evidences given for it such as transitional fossils(there are none), the geologic column(only exists in textbooks), or vestigial organs(there are none) and all others have long been proven false by secular scientists. Real observable testable science shows evolution to be nothing more than a theory built as a house of cards. http://www.answersingenesis.org/get-answers#/topic/evolution

    Dr. Kent Hovind vs. Dr. Richard Weisenburg(Temple University Philadelphia, PA)

    Dr. Kent Hovind vs. Dr. Ben Waggoner(University of Central Arkansas)

    http://www.answersingenesis.org / http://www.icr.org / http://www.evolutionvsgod.com