Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis recently debated Bill Nye (“The Science Guy”) over the following proposition:
Is creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern, scientific era?
Here is the debate:
Read one analysis of the debate at Apprising Ministries here: http://apprising.org/2014/02/07/ken-ham-of-answers-in-genesis-debate-with-bill-nye/
See also this critique of Nye’s performance in the debate:
Fact Check: Did Bill Nye Tell A Huge Lie About The Fossil Layers?
By Michael Snyder, on February 6th, 2014
Did you get a chance to see the debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye “the Science Guy” the other night? It was definitely entertaining. Unfortunately, it didn’t do much to clarify the issues that millions of Americans tuned in to learn more about. In fact, viewers got a lot of information from Bill Nye that simply is not true. For example, Bill Nye made it sound like science has discovered fossil layers all over the earth that are neatly stacked on top of one another with less evolved creatures in the earlier layers and more advanced creatures in the upper layers. He also made the incredible claim that you cannot find a single fossil which is in the wrong layer. This is such an elementary mistake, and exhibits such a complete ignorance of what the fossil record actually shows, that he should have been laughed off the stage. This is exactly the kind of extreme anti-intellectualism that Nye was supposedly trying to warn people about. Sadly, our society has been so “dumbed down” that there are lots of people out there that will actually believe him.
See also: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/05/the-bill-nye-ken-ham-debate-was-a-nightmare-for-science.html and http://theaquilareport.com/bill-nyes-reasonable-man-the-central-worldview-clash-of-the-ham-nye-debate/
As a homeschooling parent, I want my children to be familiar with both the evolutionary and creationist paradigms. I also want them to be aware of the frauds, falsehoods, and twisting of facts that take place in the area of origins science. Here are two books I have found helpful in exposing some of the frauds involved (click on the images for more information):
If you are interested in covering this area of science with your children, you may also wish to check out The Puritans’ Home School Curriculum mini-course for highschoolers entitled “A Concise Study of the Case Against Darwin” (course #1040 on the top menu).