Well, not the debate. But it is a good debate. Many have looked forward to this debate between the beloved Bill Nye the Science and Guy and the founder of the Creation Museum, Ken Ham. Both well educated and respected men debating whether or not creationism is a viable worldview. I will show my hand so you don’t have to guess, in case you had to guess: I side with Mr. Ham. I hold to a young earth creation taught in the book of Genesis. So, you know who I think won, of course. But listen for yourselves. Also, after you listen to the debate be sure to listen to Albert Mohler Jr.’s analysis of the debate on The Briefing. Dr. Mohler also has an insightful article on the debate,”Bill Nye’s Reasonable Man–The Central Worldview Clash of the Ham-Nye Debate“.
Bill Nye repeats again and again, that creationists should go out and find where we see one fossil travel through different layers of sediment landing where it doesn’t belong. If this happened than we can rethink evolutionary theory. Well, here you go, and it wasn’t found by creationists.
Ken Ham boils it down in his first five minute opening speech. Essentially, both sides are using the same evidence, but they are approaching that evidence from completely different worldviews. One from a mind and heart of faith that the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ created the universe as He said He did, and the other a naturalistic, materialistic, atheistic mind and a hardened heart. Notably, they both admitted that there is not a single thing that would change their respective minds on the issue. I beg to differ. Romans 1-3 tells us that, apart from Christ, man is irrational, actually insane. Apart from a biblical worldview, men and women don’t know how to think about the world that God created. I, like Ken Ham, and Paul, and Christ will not apologize for saying this because we believe it to be true. So, back to my point, I do think that there is something that can change the mind (and heart) of at least one debater, Bill Nye, and that one thing is the sovereign call of God, through the proclamation of the Gospel, to repentance and obedience. I applaud Ken Ham that even throughout his debate on the origin of all things, he consistently brought it back to the Gospel message. This means that Mr. Nye, the hundreds of people in the room, and the hundreds of thousands of people who watched the debate have heard the good news of Jesus Christ as Savior and King.
Enjoy the debate. The Youtube video is available below, or head over to the Answers in Genesis webpage devoted to the debate, here.