Today: Bill Nye debates origins of mankind with Ken Ham at 7pm ET

bill nye debates with ken ham on evolutionBill Nye, the “Science Guy” as a child of the 80s remembers him, is taking to the stage tonight at 7pm ET with Creation Museum founder and Christian author, Ken Ham, at the Creation Museum in Kentucky. The event will also be live-streamed for free for millions of people to watch online. Here’s Bill Nye discussing the upcoming debate.

In the past recent years, a Gallup poll “Evolution, Creationism, Intelligent Design” revealed that there’s been a definite change in the belief of where humans came from.

gallup poll on the theory of evolution

source: gallup.com

While there are probably many external factors that may contribute to the drastic change in beliefs, scientists like Bill Nye are making major strides to defend the theory of evolution.

Tons of media and publishers like CNN, Al Jazeera America and Scientific American are said to be attending this hot event, and many more influential people across the spectrum of the belief spectrum will also keep a watchful eye.

Immediately after the aired debate, the two men will be interviewed for the Piers Morgan Live program on CNN, and at 10pm, MSNBC TV will interview Bill Nye one-on-one.

Many scientists have voiced their support of the public debate, while others aren’t so keen on the idea. Dr. Jerry Coyne, a professor of ecology and evolution at the University of Chicago, called it “pointless and counterproductive.”

If Nye wants to further acceptance of evolution, he should just continue to write and talk about the issue on his own, and not debate creationists. By so doing, he gives them credibility simply by appearing beside them on the platform.

Further, even in this friendly interview Nye doesn’t respond well to the criticism that he’s not really an expert on evolution, nor does he seem especially eloquent.

Ken Ham, an Australian native, is the president and CEO of Answers in Genesis, an organization that defends the Bible in pretty much every capacity, and he is believed to be one of the most influential figures spreading the idea of creationism.

So, which side of the fence do you sit on? And, do you support this public debate?

Here’s the live-stream video:

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