Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Bill Nye & Ken Ham Debate Creationism


The debate was long, over two hours. And lots of people watched it live. You Tube showed over 500,000 watching at one point.  CNN moderated the debate and has an excellent summary here and here.

Reddit also lit up during the debate and you might find some of the entries there entertaining. Time Magazine offers a minute by minute review and the page already has over 500 comments. NPR also has a good summary of the two as does the Washington Post.

Nye and Ham disagree about the story of creation presented in the Bible. Ham trusts the Bible as the "word of God," while Nye does not. If the creation story is true, then the earth is only 6000 years old.   Nye challenged Ham on this fundamental question saying "it means that Mr. Ham’s word is to be more respected than what you can observe in nature, what you can find in your backyard in Kentucky.”

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