Like science? Like non-Christianity? Like guys? Like Bill Nye the Science Guy? Like evolution? Like evolutionists sticking it to creationists?
Like science? Like Biblical Christianity? Like ham? Like Ken Ham, founder of Answers in Genesis? Like creation? Like creationists sticking it to evolutionists?
Either way you’re blessed — or fortunate due to random chance events — because Ken Ham will debate Bill Nye on Feb. 4 at the Creation Museum near Cincinnati, Ohio.
Well the big news for 2014 as we begin this new year is that in February, at the Creation Museum, I will be debating the well known Bill Nye The Science Guy! In the next day or so we will post more details including how you can buy tickets to this event. It’s quite rare these days for such a well known evolutionist to publicly debate a creationist–so we do expect a lot of media interest. For now, I just wanted to let you know about this–keep watch for details!
Since then Ham has revealed his respect for Nye and his hopes for the debate at WAVE3.com. No matter which way you lean, this will be fascinating and fun.
Yet some atheist activists disagree.1 They’d rather not even “dignify” creationist advocates with a response. I say bring it on. Bill Nye is a popular-level science/evolution speaker. Ken Ham is a popular-level science/creation speaker. Neither is heavily research- or philosophy-oriented and each has strong religious views about the other side’s dangers. More popular-level, high-profile engagement like this can only help the conversation about origins, what science truly is, what assumptions scientists make, and what limitations science has.
And if I might say, for Christians who are uncertain about AiG or its respect for opponents, or who hold the erroneous view that AiG teaches “real Christians are only creationists”2, this can only help unity in the Body of Christ — even as we disagree over how vital the origins issue is.