Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Hamming it up

Didn't Bill Nye do well!

Ken Ham simply couldn't put a credible case for Young Earth Creationism (YEC). And of course the truth is ... nobody can. Again and again he abandoned any pretence to scientific competence and fell back on his patronisingly naive view of the Bible.

Ham not only gets trounced on scientific grounds (as Nye clearly demonstrates), but he gets another black eye when it comes to understanding the Bible beyond Sunday School Kindergarten class. Anyone who lives under the illusion that Genesis is a scientifically sound text on the origins of life on Earth simply hasn't entered the twenty-first century.

Or the twentieth.

Or even the latter 19th century.

The verdict seems to be that Bill won the debate. He did so with the trademark passion he brought to those Science Guy shows which are still used, thanks to YouTube, in classrooms today - even in faraway places like New Zealand.

Maybe - maybe - this will bang another nail into the creationist coffin. The sooner buried the better!

1 comment:

  1. It's doubtful that Ken Ham actually believes this stuff.
    Ham is a sharp entrepreneur, he sets up a Genesis Theme Park in the Bible Belt. Brilliant!
    He is making way more money than he could have made back in Australia.
    Though Nye might be just as rich fetching large speaking fees (Ham no doubt paid to get him)