Bill Nye Defends Evolution in Kentucky Debate

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PETERSBURG, Ky. (AP) -- Bill Nye the "Science Guy" and the head of the Creation Museum have debated whether evolution or the Bible better explains how everything began.

Nye said it takes magical thinking to believe the universe was created in six days only six-thousand years ago. He said scientific dating methods show that there are rocks and fossils, not to mention distant stars, far older than that.

Creationist Ken Ham responded that dating methods are fallible and that both sides have the same evidence but interpret it differently. Ham said the only witness to how things began is God, who explains it all in Genesis.

Bill Nye said the Bible is not a science book and shouldn't be taught as such in schools, but Ham said it also takes faith to believe in evolution.

The hours-long debate took place in a sold-out 800-seat auditorium in the Creation Museum in northern Kentucky.

The debate is available to watch for a limited time on YouTube. You can watch it here:

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