The big debate between Bill Nye “The Science Guy” and Ken Ham from Answers in Genesis has rapidly grown into a national event and has gathered world-wide attention. The 900-seat Legacy Hall at the Creation Museum where the event is being held was sold out in less than two minutes at a cost of $25 per ticket, and they’re offering free live-streaming to anyone wishing to watch it over the internet. DVD copies are available as well. This debate on creation vs. evolution takes place on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 at 7:00 pm (EST), and they’ll be debating the topic, “Is creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern scientific era?”
CNN correspondent, Tom Foreman, will moderate the debate which will feature over 70 members of the media, including ABC and NBC. Over 10,000 churches, schools and colleges are expected to watch the debate over the internet.
Bill Nye has repeatedly mocked and ridiculed those who believe in the Genesis account of our origins and anyone who doesn’t believe in evolution as he does. He claims that those who don’t believe in evolution hold “everybody back”, and that “Your whole world is just gonna be a mystery”. He’s also claimed that evolutionists need our kids, and he’s doing his part to indoctrinate as many into believing evolution as possible.
After spending much time in discussion, Bill Nye has finally agreed to a debate, and evolutionists have been extremely vexed that he has done so. There’s no secret that evolutionists have a completely one-sided monopoly on the origin of man and the universe, and they don’t want to relinquish that hold. They own the public schools and colleges and can promote evolution with little to no opposition thanks to court rulings that have prohibited the teaching of creation science and attempting to ban any discussion that is critical of evolution. Of course the United States Constitution prohibits laws prohibiting the free exercise of our religious beliefs, but somehow the court system has managed to violate that without any repercussions. If creationism can better explain our origins, then there should be no law prohibiting truth, and no laws preventing students from making up their own minds. After all, that’s at the very heart of what an education is about… academic freedom and the ability of students to learn how to think, rather than be taught what to think and believe.
Evolutionists are upset because they don’t want creation science to receive any attention or notoriety, and they certainly don’t want anyone to think that creation is a legitimate option. They fear that debating creationists is a losing proposition and doesn’t do them any good. Doing so would only lend credibility to creation, and they’re adamantly opposed to that. In addition to all these fears, they also know that creationists typically win debates against evolutionists. So this is a great opportunity for the public to learn how creation science supports God’s Word and offers good, sound science.
Here are some quotes from around the media.
From NBC News: “The conventional wisdom among evolutionary biologists is that they have much more to lose than to gain from Tuesday’s face-off in Kentucky.”
Jerry Coyne, a biologist at the University of Chicago, said, “I don’t think Nye should be getting into this. He may be walking into a buzzsaw.” And, “don’t get into a one-on-one with a creationist. If you show up for a debate like that, you lose.”
Geologist Dan Phelps, head of the Kentucky Paleontological Society said, “Framing it as a formal debate, you’re saying there’s controversy to begin with. And there’s really no controversy in the scientific community,” he said. “You really shouldn’t debate a creationist.”
Richard Dawkins said, “Scientists should not debate creationists. Period. Debating creationists offer their position credibility. When you accept a debate, you are accepting there is something worth debating.”
Bill Nye has responded to the criticism, saying, “That may be true, but it will also call attention to this point of view. By the rules this debate isn’t about evolution, it’s about Ken Ham’s creationist model of the earth. He claims to believe that the earth is 6,000 years old. This wouldn’t matter except that we can’t raise a generation of students who believe that.”
Ken Ham said about the debate, “If you’re taught that there’s no God, that you’re just an animal that arose through natural processes, that has great bearing on how you view yourself, and your fellow man, and your morality.” He went on to say, “One of the reasons we’re doing this is to overcome censorship. The naturalists say, ‘Do not debate creationists.’ They want to shut down discussion. In the public schools, there’s been legislation to protect the teaching of naturalism. Students aren’t even allowed to critically analyze evolution.”
Please take the time to watch the debate Tuesday night by visiting the Answers in Genesis website or visiting this link: http://debatelive.org/?utm_source=aig-homepage&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=bill-nye-ken-ham-debate-campaign