Bill Nye The Science Guy VS Ken Ham The Creation Museum Guy
There was recently a Creationism VS Evolution debate where over 2.5 Million watched live streaming online (according to Ken Ham on Living Waters recent episode Feb. 7th). I watched this debate live and it was exciting yet I was left unsatisfied with the way the debate worked out. The format was 30 mins of presentation then 5 minute responses. Then there were audience questions which were about 2 minute long answers and a 1 minute rebuttal. I just don’t think there were enough satisfying answers given on both parts because the time did not allow it. So much was covered in such a short time people did not have enough left to respond properly.
Watch the entire debate here: Bill Nye Debates Ken Ham HD.
I admire Ken Ham for standing up for young earth Creationism during a time where liberal evangelicals are trying to accept evolution as a biblical viewpoint. Bill Nye’s overall responses were lacking and certainly not the least bit compelling. All he did was act high brow and belittled Creationists as less-than-intelligent people who cannot at all be considered scientists, despite the fact Ken Ham introduced several top scientists who are Biblical Creationists with video clips (including the inventor of the MRI scanner).
Overall this debate is not one about science but more on the validity of the Bible. Bill Nye obviously is ignorant in every single way about the Bible including how it is interpreted and its history so his comments were pretty foolish (especially how he kept saying “interpreted into American English” and used the telephone example).
I do think Ken Ham did a decent job defending Creationism as a valid belief for scientists to have. Unfortunately the atheists will not hear the logic of Ken Ham’s presentation about the difference between observational and historical science as well as the facts that there are actually highly qualified scientists who are Young Earth Creationists.
Also, Bill Nye brought up the age of trees and ice to refute a young earth but in reality he has nothing on biblical Creationism as his interpretation of the age of such things through counting layers and also using carbon dating are not 100% matter of fact reliable and has various times presented contradicting evidence. I just wish Ken Ham could have taken advantage of such arguments better and more aggressively.
Either way the debate was fun to watch and I hope more exciting live streaking events happen. I wish there would be follow up debates as well. We can only hope.
Here are some Wretched TV video clips responding to some of Bill Nye’s arguments: