Ham - Nye Debate
This short review of the Ham - Nye Debate was first posted in the Science Against Evolution newsletter, February, 2014. While this review was written by Dr. R. David Pogge and he is responsible for the content, we agree with his review.
"Creationists and evolutionists should be equally ashamed
of the horrible debate on February 4 between Ken Ham and Bill Nye. We
would really like to pretend it never happened; but since it was so
widely publicized, we are obligated to address it.
Watching this debate was like watching two
professional football players go head-to-head in an Olympic mens figure
skating competition. How do you choose a winner when both
skaters spend most of their routines sitting on the ice? It was just
ugly and embarrassing.
Creation/evolution debates are rare these days because most
evolutionists are smart enough not to participate. When they do agree
to debate, evolutionists generally get soundly defeated because science is on the side of creationists.
Creationist Ken Ham suckered Bill Nye the Bowtie Guy into debating
him. (Ham agreed to donate an undisclosed sum of money to Nyes
unspecified charity.) Ham thought that Nye would be the weakest possible opponent; and Nye lived down to expectations. Every time he opened his mouth, Nye displayed his colossal ignorance of science and the Bible. But Hams strategy backfired when he failed to address Nyes stupid, erroneous statements,
which have been refuted time and time again by creationists. Instead,
Ham stuck primarily to his three main points: (1) the definition of
science; (2) some great scientists believe in creation; and (3) the
Bible is true.
There was no winner that nightjust losers. Perhaps the biggest
loser was the poor audience in Kentucky which spent two and a half hours
sitting in the auditorium, and then had to drive home in a terrible