Let's Get Ready to Rumble: Bill Nye Vs. Ken Ham on Feb. 4


This could turn out to be a heavy weight match for the ages.  Is that just part of the hype around Tuesday's debate in Kentucky?  I don't think so.  Thousands, if not millions, will see all or parts of the debate and many minds will be changed regarding what Creationism really is, and the science, not religion that is behind it. The hard core evolutionists will likely cry out "victory to Nye", whereas the hard core creationists will do the same for Ham.  But those in the middle, those who have open minds and have rarely questioned what their text books and high school teachers told them, will have seeds planted, and may find themselves reevaluating the flawed theory of Darwinian Evolution for the first time.  This is BIG.
One of the greatest lies of Satan is evolution, Darwin's theory that all that we see around us came out of nothing, not because God spoke it into existence, but because of sheer chance. This "theory" has played and is playing a prominent role convincing people that there is no coming Judgment.  No God to who we owe our allegiance to no gospel to be believed. And this, in and of itself is helping to damn millions of people to hell.  I don't think I can say it any clearer. 
Richard Dawkins, the famed scientist and fervent atheist, doesn't think Nye should debate Ham posting this article on his website which reads in part:

"Creationism vs. evolution however is not worth debating. Why? Simple, there is nothing to debate. Evolution is a scientific fact, backed by mountains of evidence, peer-reviewed papers you could stack to the moon and an incredible scientific community consensus.  Creationism is a debunked mythology that is based solely in faith. It has zero peer-reviewed papers to back up its claims, it has absolutely no scientific consensus and is not even considered science due to the fact it cannot be tested."  

In other words, the evolutionists are scared of Ham, and not at all sure of Nye and his credentials.

The views of Dawkins and other hard-core evolutionists is exactly why Ham should debate Nye.  The lies Dawkins and other hard core evolutionists espouse about the creationist position, is unfortunately what many actually do believe about intelligent design, promulgated in colleges, high schools and middle schools across America, where no other viewpoint is allowed.  They quite often accuse Intelligent Design of being some backwoods bible thumping idea with absolutely no basis in fact or science and that there are not other scientists within the I.D. community with PhD's in whom find no basis in fact for evolution.  
Here is how the article on Dawkins website views Creationists:

"Ham is a snake oil salesmen"

"Creationists have no rules, their dishonesty stops nowhere. Nye will attempt to use proper science and reason to bring down Ham, but Ham will care little for any facts or evidence and will stick to nonsense and will feed on audience ignorance and use terms like "irreducible complexity" to confuse the watchers into thinking he has made a valid point. Key phrases like “half a wing” will fly from his lips as he openly ignores science's amazing understanding of the evolution of things like the eye, or wings."


So I expect both sides of the issue to declare a victory in the debate, but the real victory will be in the minds that will be changed about the dying science behind evolution. -W.E.

If you would like to wet your appetite on a debate, may I recommend the Frank Turek and Christopher Hitchens debate on the existence of God for starters? Link



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Uh-oh, folks. You'd better forget about the Super Bowl. And forget that American Idol sing-off as well. (In fact, with apologies to Mr. Putin, you might as well forget about the Sochi Olympic Games!)
There is a new do-or-die competition in town, and it has generated plenty of buzz on all sides.
This Tuesday, the evolution evangelist "Bill Nye The Science Guy" of Saturday children's television fame, will face-off against the creation evangelist Ken Ham, the formidable leader of the well-known young-earth creation ministry, Answers In Genesis. The sold-out event will take place on Ham's home turf, the Creation Museum in Kentucky.
The agreed-upon debate topic is "Is Creation A Viable Model of Origins in Today's Modern Scientific Era?"
The debate starts at 6:00 p.m. Central Time, (7:00 p.m. Eastern Time), and you can watch the whole thing live on NBCNews.com and MSNBC.com, or via debatelive.org.
Among those attending the event will be NBC News Digital science editor Alan Boyle, and the religion author and blogger Jana Riess, of Religion News Service.  People are definitely interested.
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Some of you might be asking, "Why is this so important? Creationism died with the Scopes Trial, the McLean trial, the Kitzmiller trial, or the Yada-Yada trial. Evolution rules the roost."
Well, the answer is no, evolution does NOT rule the roost. Evolutionist Bill Nye accepted Ken Ham's offer of a public debate, because Nye really doesn't have a choice.  Evolution is a theory in crisis.
Many, many Americans are aware that far too many biological objects -- including themselves -- are exhibiting far too many biological examples of amazing and brilliant engineering design.  Such examples intuitively point to Intelligent Design instead of Evolution, and the number of such examples continues to increase, not decrease.
For example, here's a recent and fascinating discovery.   Your eyes don't lie:
http://www.evolutionnews.org/2014/01/image_processin081201.html
There exist items that can't be explained via naturalistic evolution, but they are at least explainable, via inference, as the result of an Intelligent Designer.  (The Bible offers the simple but profound designation, "God.") Given the current situation, evolution is a theory in crisis.
So the allegedly defeated foes that were supposed to dry up and blow away by now -- intelligent design, old-earth creationism, and young-earth creationism -- have all instead grown seriously strong, visible and well-entrenched.  They're getting their respective messages across, and people are paying attention.
And thanks to the Internet and "social media", many students and future scientists, including Kansas kids, are being exposed to documented, science-based doubts about Darwinism right now. They're seeing compelling counter-examples from young-earth creationism, old-earth creationism, and intelligent design advocates.  Important seeds of truth are being planted via the Internet, and they're not going away.
So that's why "Bill Nye the Science Guy" doesn't really have a choice.  His beloved theory (or, more accurately, his beloved religion) of evolution IS in crisis, even though his evolutionist pals say it is not. Hence, as evolutionist theologian Peter Enns said, Nye is voluntarily "walking into a well-tuned, battle-tested, apologetic war machine." 
Enns is talking about Ken Ham and Answers In Genesis, of course. 
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Who will win the debate?  I honestly do not know.  Both men seem to be evenly matched.  Both are receiving debate pointers from PhD scientists. 
Ham has a bachelor's degree in Applied Science with an emphasis on Environmental Biology.  Nye has a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering.  Both men are authors, and both men work the YouTube.
So tune in on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Central Time, either at NBCNews.com, or MSNBC.com, or debatelive.org, and we'll both find out who wins.  (Perhaps it will be Ham?)
Meanwhile, consider visiting one of the best creation websites in the world:
http://www.answersingenesis.org/

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