Because of the huge media interest in the Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate at the Creation Museum on February 4 (seats sold out in two minutes online), as well as the general buzz that has been generated nationwide about the event, the live streaming option is being put on hold as we are looking into other exciting opportunities for people to watch the debate live. Ultimately, these other possible options would allow even more people to view this historic debate.
See here for background.
Do readers think it’ll happen on February 4 as planned? If not, who will back out? Why?
Evolutionary biology also underlies our medical practices. Comparative anatomy is part of the proof of evolution, and it is also the source of much of our understanding of human physiology. The study and treatment of infectious disease and epidemiology is based on evolutionary thinking. Before creationists complain about evolution they should talk to our medical professionals and inform them that the basis of their efforts to treat and prevent disease and medical disorders is all wrong.
Also: Tyler Francke, a god of undetermined rank at God of Evolution warns Bill Nye,
The old online adage “Don’t feed the trolls” is well-known within the evolution-creationism debate, though it’s worded a little differently: “Don’t debate with young-earth creationists.”
Richard Dawkins is well-known for his stubborn refusal to debate creationists, whether they be the extremist science deniers like Ray Comfort or the more moderate academics like William Lane Craig. Dawkins’ succinct reasoning for his repeated declinations is the same as the esteemed professor Robert May’s immortal riposte to a similar request for a public sparring: “That would look great on your CV, not so good on mine.”
Alas, the logic of all this is apparently lost on Bill Nye — the science educator best-known for his popular 90s-era children’s series on PBS — who has agreed to debate the great K-Ham at his own Creation Museum Feb. 4.
No disrespect at all intended to Nye, but I can’t conceive of why he would do such a thing. And though I won’t deny that I enjoyed joking about “Bill Nye the Science Guy vs. Ken Ham the Anti-Science Man,” I can’t help but feel he’s making a big mistake. And not just for the general reasons above.
Someone should fix the downspout. Who said it wouldn’t be good for Nye’s career, provided his supporters think he did well? Is he world famous? Who knew?
Return to regular programming later.
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