Bill Nye's Creation Museum Visit To Feature Debate on Evolution

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Monday, 06 Jan 2014 10:53 AM

By Clyde Hughes

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Scientist and television personality Bill Nye "The Science Guy" will debate creationism vs. evolution with the Answers in Genesis and Creation Museum founder, Ken Ham, on Feb. 4 at the Petersburg, Ky. museum.

The event at the suburban Cincinnati location pits Nye, a high-profile advocate of science education, and Ham, a respected leader among Christians who believe the Bible's origin story is a factual account of the Earth's beginnings, according to the Associated Press. 

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Ham announced the debate on Facebook on Jan. 2.

 


The Creation Museum has been praised by supporters and prodded by scientists for exhibits that support that the Earth was created in a few days about 6,000 years ago. The museum also has displays that show dinosaurs and humans lived together, in contradiction to scientific findings that the two species were separated by more than 60 million years.

Nye, who is executive director of the Planetary Society, told the Associated Press earlier that he would be willing to travel to Kentucky and debate Ham if the museum paid his travel expenses.

A mechanical engineer by training, Nye created the Emmy award-winning children's program "Bill Nye the Science Guy" in Seattle after moonlighting as a comedian. He has written five children books and hosts shows on the Science Channel and PBS.

Since the announcement of the debate, Ham said on Facebook that atheists have tried to get Nye to cancel the event.

"These atheists are so insecure in their beliefs," Ham said on Facebook. "Not only that, but atheists have managed in many ways to censor information concerning creation from the public--they basically have been involved in getting legislation to protect the teaching of evolution in public schools and stop students even hearing about creation.

"These secularists do not want people hearing about the evidence that confirms the creation account in the Bible," Ham continued. "Now that a well respected personality like Bill Nye will be debating me on the origins topic, many of these atheists are worried--they just do not want people to hear such a debate! Why would they be worried if it is so obvious that evolution is true?"

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