That is a mindset that I don’t understand, and, being a scientist, perhaps can never understand.

But it shows how religion can poison one’s mind so deeply that it becomes immunized to the real truth about the cosmos.

“, but he doesn’t answer the question (he can’t, as he’s a news person).

bill nye carbon dating-22bill nye carbon dating-85bill nye carbon dating-26

After the debate I was fulminating about Ham’s performance, grumbling about his being a “liar for Jesus.” My friend said that no, Ham wasn’t lying—he truly believed the palaver he was spewing. Ham’s brain has been so deeply marinated in his faith that that organ has simply become impermeable to facts.

He really does believe in Noah’s Ark, the Fall, and talking snakes, and must reject or rationalize facts that don’t comport with his Sacred Book.

Would it be useful for a famous geologist to debate a flat-earther on the topic “Is the earth round?

”My advice to Nye is this: keep talking and writing about evolution, but not in a debate format.

However, Ham's job was simplified because he only explained his own particular variation of young earth creationism.

I know that many scientists (and at least one science blogger) really like the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. Howard lives with his mother and inhabits an imaginary world where his Beatles haircut makes him irresistible to women.It’s simply wrong to teach creationism to children, for that is teaching them lies, and I fault Nye a bit for helping the Creation Museum raise funds by participating in this debate.By so doing, Nye was subsidizing the brainwashing of the children he so wants to reach. I hope that, in the future, Nye is not so emboldened by his success in this debate that he starts debating creationists.Talk to people about how there’s no real difference between the accuracy and value of “observational science” and “historical science.” It is the combination of eloquence and truth, not his skill in a rhetorical contest, that will bring Nye his victories.Nye obviously had an excellent understanding of all aspects of evolution, and the ability to communicate these ideas well to the public.Ham asked Nye for an example of something that could only have been invented from an evolutionary worldview.