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Report: Bill Nye the Science Guy to Debate at Creation Museum

TV's Bill Nye the Science Guy will take part in a debate at The Creation Museum, the Boone County site dedicated to the idea of divine creation and opposed to the theory of evolution.

Ken Ham, the museum's founder, of Answers in Genesis, wrote on his website Thursday, "Because our ministry theme for 2013 and for 2014 is “Standing Our Ground, Rescuing Our Kids,” our staff thought that a debate on creation vs. evolution with a man who has influenced so many children to believe in evolution would be a good idea. Now, those of you who know me realize that I don’t relish public debates, so please pray for me. But 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. This exodus of young people from the church is documented in my co-authored book Already Gone."

Nye weighed in on the evolution debate in September 2012 when he said on his YouTube page, "Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science, in all of biology. ...if grownups want to deny evolution and live in your world that's completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that's fine, but don't make your kids do it because we need them." 

Ham has sought to counter Nye by challenging the belief that dinosaurs are millions of years old. Answers in Genesis believes that man walked with dinosaur which is why there is an elaborate display of the prehistoric creatures at The Creation Museum.

The debate, according to Ham, is scheduled for February 4.

Photo: Bill Nye by Doobie Jefferson via Wikipedia