Here at Geekosystem, we love Bill Nye because we also love both science and joy. Sadly, not everyone agrees with us; Creationists, in particular, seem to have an only-6000-year-old bone to pick with our favorite Science Guy – and they’ll have the chance to take him on face-to-face during an evolution debate in Kentucky next month.
On February 4th, Nye will take on Ken Ham, the founder of the Kentucky Creation Museum (which, yep, is a real thing), who has been wanting to debate Nye since he dropped that video about how harmful it is to teach kids Creationism.
Said Ham of the event (which will take place at his museum, surprise), “This debate will help highlight the fact that so many young people are dismissing the Bible because of evolution, and even many young people who had grown up in the church decided to leave the church because they saw evolution as showing the Bible could not be trusted.” I hope Ham realizes that the cool thing about science is that it’s science, so. You know.
The two-and-a-half hour event is called “Is Creation a Viable Model of Origins?” (spoiler alert: no), and will be held in the Petersburg museum’s Legacy Hall. If you would like to witness the carnage for yourself, tickets go on sale for $25 each on January 6.
And just in case you forgot how amazing Nye is at laying the smack-down on Creationism, here’s that video one more time:
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