Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham of the Creation Museum


On February 4, Bill Nye "The Science Guy" will debate Ken Ham, Creation Museum founder and Answers In Genesis president/CEO, at The Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky just across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio. The event is titled "Is creation a viable model of origins?" This is gonna be good. Tickets are $25 from the Creation Museum. I hope the museum makes a full video available but I bet that will depend on how it plays out. Hopefully an audience member will record and post the whole thing online. "Bill Nye to Visit Creation Museum for Debate" (ABC News, thanks, Bob Pescovitz!)

(image: CC-licensed photo of Creation Museum exhibit by Anthony5429)

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  1. Jorpho says:

    I think there is something to be said for the argument that a scientist debating a creationist in itself elevates the creationist point of view to a level that it does not deserve.

    This will accomplish nothing, except maybe ticket sales. Oh, and the creation museum is selling the tickets. Isn't that nice?

  2. mslodo says:

    I think this is unfortunate. This accords "creationism" some legitimacy as a viable model of thinking about how the world came to be. When it fact, it is utter nonsense posing as science.

    Its very similar to engaging a schitzophrenic person in a lenghty dialogue about why the fire hydrant is screaming at him and telling him to set things on fire, in an effort to convince him otherwise through pointing out the logical fallacies of his conclusions. That is not how we treat mental delusions and mental illness.

  3. Ratel says:

    This is gonna be good.

    No, no it's not. It's going to be tedious and pointless and stupid, like every other "debate" between naive reason and tribalism.

  4. Bill, dude, DON'T FEED THE TROLL!

  5. Falcor says:

    And Falcor saw JohnDoe1's posts and saw that they were raving and ate his account. (Neverending 23:4)

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