Childhood Science Hero to Debate Creationist Dude

TOPIC: “Is creation a viable model of origins?”

TIME AND PLACE: Kentucky Creation Museum, February 4

DEBATERS: Bill “The Science Guy” Nye VS. Ken “Can I Have Some More” Ham

THE GRUDGE:

Bill Nye posted this video 2 years ago (that’s 2012! 2012 is 2 years ago now!), arguing that teaching creation to children probably isn’t the best way to produce new, well-informed scientists.

Ken Ham responded with this video, in which he asks questions even I can answer like “What does engineering have to do with engineering?” (their use of the scientific method as a process for divining the best truth we can find). During the debate, he claims he’ll “show Mr. Nye and our debate audience that observational science confirms the scientific accuracy of the Genesis account of origins, not evolution.” Good luck with that!

Anyway. I hope this streams!

<h/t: Dangerous Minds>

When Was the World Created?

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Time is hard. It’s really easy to say something like “Earth is 4.5 billion years old” or “language has been around for more than 50,000 years” but comprehending what that means take a serious cognitive leap. wait but why posted these lovely timelines that fill one with an unrelenting sense of awe at how minuscule our lives really are.

This timeline is pretty relevant for OMGWTFBIBLE. See that little pink bit on the right that’s labeled “recorded history?” Supposedly, the Bible began and was written around the beginning of that period (though historians will tell you it was compiled and canonized much later). But as you can see, there’s a whole lot more to time than that. And a lot of stuff going on before the world was created. Language! Civilization! Walking!