WATCH: Bill Nye, Ken Ham debate Creationism vs. Evolution

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On Tuesday, Bill Nye and the leader of a Kentucky museum who believes in creationism debated a question that has nagged humankind: “How did we get here?”

Editor’s note: The live stream ended at 9:30 p.m. You can watch an archive in the video player above.

The Tuesday night debate attracted interest in science and faith circles across the country.

Ham, the head of the Creation Museum, believes the Earth was created 6,000 years ago by God and is told strictly through the Bible.

Nye says he is worried the U.S. will not move forward if creationism is taught to children.

7 comments

    • JT

      Not so sure I agree, Nicholas O. Creationism is mythology/folklore. As for the earth being 6,000 years old, I have gravel in my driveway that is older than that…

  • Al Verum

    Frankly if what evolutionary scientists say is true then the evolution / creation debate should have been settled a million years ago.
    God spoke into existence a universe with the appearance of age. It has to be this way. Everything created by man has an appearance of age especially when taking into account the sum and history of a product and its parts.
    To me the most amazing thing is that around the globe “Recorded History” is recognized at about 4-6000 years BC. Isn’t it fascinating that with the millions upon millions of years we have with humans evolving in complexity we only have recorded events and dialogue for the last 6-8000 years.
    Shouldn’t we have evidence of recorded history long before this or did humans not attain the necessary skill set until 6000 years ago? This would be millions of years after much of our cognitive and social skills were developed and reinforced throughout human culture and subcultures.
    It does not make sense – at all. We should have a much longer documented and recorded history if evolution is true.
    Do not rely upon “cave paintings and drawings” as examples – these cannot be dated. They will use material found in the vicinity of a “cave painting” date that material and then extrapolate the results to the painting or drawings. Hardly scientific.
    If any recorded information could be found that was 20 – 100 thousand years ago then evolutionists would have a case, but they can’t make a case without evidence. They have to admit that the oldest recorded history we have is under 10,000 years old. That admission up against millions of years of complex human evolution doesn’t look good – at all.
    Doesn’t it seem peculiar that humans have only recently figured out the intricacies of written/visual communication and the means to accomplish this “higher level of communication”. These facts, against the backdrop of millions and millions of years of evolution seem to make the evolutionary model implausible. Evolutionists are not fighting creationists at this point they are trying to fight historical facts. We should be discussing existing documentation that goes back hundreds of thousands if not millions of years…but there is none.
    It is too much to swallow that it took millions of years to get to an era when knowledge and the means to gaining knowledge just happened to explode over a 6000 year period. Another Big Bang of Pure Fantasy.

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