Bill Nye the Science Guy to debate Answers in Genesis CEO Ken Ham at the Creation Museum
|January 3, 2014||Posted by News under Creationism, Darwinism, News|
From The Blaze:
Ham said that he’s looking forward to the debate — one that he believes will help shed light on how young people are being educated; Nye once had a popular kids’ show called “Bill Nye the Science Guy” and has made comments touting the importance of evolution in children’s education.
Consider that Nye captured headlines in 2012 when he lambasted creationists in a Big Think video and proclaimed that teaching ideas contrary to evolutionary theory is damaging to both children and society.
In a piece entitled, “Time is Nye for a Rebuttal,” Ham tackled Nye’s claims and took offense at the scientist’s purported view that those who teach creationism are, in a sense, “abusing” children.
We think the big risk is, Ham on Nye will set too high a standard of entertainment on these issues, in a world where New Scientist offers to explain how swearing made us human.
What do readers think?
See also: New York Times visits Creation Museum
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