Watch Bill Nye (the Science Guy) Debate Ken Ham on Evolution vs Creationism

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Watch Bill Nye (the Science Guy) Debate Ken Ham on Evolution vs Creationism

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This video is long but an "interesting" watch to say the least. When asked why he would even entertain the idea of possibly lending credibility to the theory of creationism by entering into this debate, Nye explained, "I wanted to show people that this system of belief is still among us. It finds it's way onto school boards in the United States ... People in Texas came close to not winning the fight to keep creationism out of their textbooks."

It's a scary thought. (And listening to the theory of creationism in this video, it's even scarier to realize what that would say about the voting public of the state of Texas.) The half hour Mr. Ham is given to speak is very difficult to watch without wanting to stop him about every 30 seconds to a minute to "debate" (or really disprove) each individual point. The hardest one to listen to is his response to Bill Nye where he actually tries to use the Bible to prove the Bible as absolute fact (and then goes on to claim that a Christian can't actually be a Christian by believing the earth is older than 6,000 years or that no organism on Earth ate meat prior to 4,000 years ago). That's akin to a scientist reading a paper written by another scientist and then telling us that the claims in that paper are absolutely true and without fault because the first scientist wrote them down, instead of designing his or her own experiment to offer a confirmation.

It's also a scary thought that Mr. Ham believes people can't be moral without needing to be told what that means by God. Whatever god you believe in (or if you don't believe in one at all), I would hope that you didn't need him (or her, or whatever) to institute a moral code in yourself or tell you that an act such as murder is morally wrong.

On a lighter note, it's particularly funny, however, to watch Nye's reaction to Ham's counter-rebuttal where you can tell he might be on the verge of a brain aneurysm and can't find enough paper to write his responses on.

One of the main reasons I wanted to post this video is that I was unsatisfied by the blocking of comments on the video on YouTube (it was posted by Answers in Genesis so I'm sure they knew the comment flood that was sure to follow) so let's hear what you have to say below!

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