Bill Nye may be â€śThe Science Guy,â€ť but Ken Ham is the â€śAnswers in Genesisâ€ť man, and a debate between the two over the origins of life has nonbelievers and Christians wringing their hands.
Nye, host of a beloved television science series, and Ham, president of a creationist apologetics ministry, will meet at the Creation Museum, where Ham is also the president, on Feb. 4. In what some wags are calling â€śthe Ham-on-Nye debate,â€ť they will weigh this question: â€śIs creation a viable model of origins?â€ť
In truth, both sides answered that question long ago â€” Nye with Charles Darwinâ€™s work on the origin of species and Ham with the first book of the Bible. Yet many observers â€” both religious and nonreligious â€” say the debate is a very bad idea.
â€śScientists should not debate creationists. Period,â€ť wrote Dan Arel on the Richard Dawkins Foundationâ€™s website. â€śThere is nothing to debate.â€ť ...