Bill Nye Will Visit Creation Museum, Set To Debate FounderBy: Tobias Roth - January 4, 2014
It is certainly no secret that Bill Nye is a proponent of science, and as a result, he has taken to insulting and disproving views of creationism.
He has become a well-known scientist, and will challenge Ken Ham, the founder of the creationist museum, in a heated debate at his museum. The Creation Museum is located in Kentucky, and it is the same place that Bill Maher went to in his documentary, for those who saw his film Religulous.
Bill Nye has also appeared on RealTime With Bill Maher, giving his take on the topic of science vs. creationism already in the past year. Bill Nye believes in evolution, while Ken Ham, the founder of the museum, believes that the Earth is only thousands of years old.
The man of science became a household name, and popular with young people after being the star of his show called Bill Nye, The Science Guy, which ran from 1993 to 1998. He used the show to educate kids about the wonders of science, and made learning seem cool to young people.
Ken Ham, representing faith and creationism, and Bill Nye, who will represent science and atheism, face off in a heated debate on February 4th at Ham’s Creation Museum. The event is likely to gain the attention of people of both faith and science based groups, as both people have a large following in their respective fields.
The issue of creationism vs. science is hot topic among many people, but Ham believes bringing Bill Nye to his museum will help bring awareness of the issue to even more people, especially the younger people.
Oh my god bill nye the science guy is going to be at the creationist museum debating the creationists in Feb!! I need tickets
— megan_ (@the_megularshow) January 4, 2014
In choosing to bring Bill Nye to the debate, he said in a release on Monday, “Having the opportunity to hold a cordial but spirited debate with such a well-known personality who is admired by so many young people will help bring the creation-evolution issue to the attention of many more people, including youngsters.”
Ham has been wanting to bring Bill Nye to his museum ever since the science education advocate posted a video on Youtube that said that teaching creationism was bad for children. The video received over 6 million views, and Ham wanted the chance to be able to prove him wrong.
Bill Nye, who is currently the executive director of the Planetary Society, agreed to come to the museum for a debate last month.
The two figures will have their showdown in an event that is called “Is Creation A Viable Model of Origins?” Tickets to the event will be $25, if any big fans of Bill Nye are able to make the trip.
Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't. – Bill Nye
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