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Evolutionist Bill Nye to debate creationist Ken Ham

Tonight Bill Nye who is known as the "Science Guy" and Ken Ham, founder of the Creation Museum in Petersburg Kentucky will debate the topic, "Is creation a viable model of origins?" According to the Feb. 3 issue of Huffington Post, the debate is scheduled for 7 pm. EST tonight (Feb. 4).

About Bill Nye

Bill Nye is known as the "Science Guy" from his popular Bill Nye the Science Guy TV program for children which ran from 1993 – 1998. In the debate scheduled for tonight, he will defend the theory of evolution which has gradually become accepted as fact among many mainstream scientists. On his website, he describes himself as "a man with a mission: to help foster a scientifically literate society." He holds a degree in mechanical engineering and is currently the Executive Director of The Planetary Society, a space interest organization.

About Ken Ham

A former science instructor, Ken Ham emigrated from Australia to America in 1987. He is the president and founder of Answers in Genesis-U.S., and the Creation Museum which has enjoyed more than 2 million visitors since it opened. He contends the universe and living organisms originate from specific acts of divine creation, which agrees with the biblical account found in the book of Genesis.

"He [Bill Nye] and I both recognize the wonderful benefits that observational, operational science has brought us, from cell phones to space shuttles. But operational science, which builds today’s technology, is not the same as presenting beliefs about the past, which cannot be tested in the laboratory." – Ken Ham via CNN

The debate

Tonight these two men will debate evolution vs creationism at the Creation Museum. The two of them have agreed on the prompt "Is creation a viable model of origins in today's modern scientific era?" The debate will be moderated by CNN correspondent Tom Foreman.

Some suggest the debate should not take place because evolution is "science" and creationism is not. However, one can not help but think of times past such us when mainstream science taught the world was flat while the Bible taught it was a sphere.

"God is enthroned above the circle of the earth; its inhabitants are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like thin cloth and spreads them out like a tent to live in" (Is. 40:22)

Do you plan to tune in to watch the debate?

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