I just got around to watching the highly publicized debate between Bill Nye the Science Guy and Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis. I really enjoyed it and the raising of this critical issue again in the mainstream media—particularly that Ken Ham was given the chance by the media to present a reasonable case for the Christian worldview without being shouted down or sound-byted.
I wasn’t crazy about the fact that neither of the debaters really directly responded to each other’s best points. But it seemed to me that although he was respectful, Nye ended up resorting to generalities about Christianity and the credulity required, in his view, to believe the Bible.
You can watch the debate in its entirety here:
I also loved the response from Creation Ministries International, the organization that used to be Answers in Genesis around the world, and from which Ken Ham’s group is a breakaway. (In fact, Creation Ministries International employs more PhD scientists than any other Christian organization, including Answers in Genesis.) They put together a video giving scientific answers to the questions raised in the debate. And as usual, their work on this is an excellent presentation of the credibility of both Christianity and scientific investigation.
You can watch that video here:
The full Creation.com (CMI) page is found here. A helpful analysis of the whole debate in article form is found here.
I love the discussion of science and faith represented here. And being a tech junkie, I love all things scientific, technological (and even love science fiction on my Kindle). But science is not the reason I am a Young Earth Creationist. This is ultimately a war between worldviews, a pitched battle between presuppositions. For more on why I am a Young Earth Creationist, check out my recent blog post.