Ken Ham’s Dog Slide

Oops. This is the disadvantage for charlatans in the technological era. Someone can stop the video and zoom in, and track down the source of the image you used. And in this case, Ken Ham’s slide about dogs evolving after coming off the ark actually shows dogs diverging from 400,000 years ago. [Read more...]

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More Reflections After #HamOnNye

There has been more discussion of the debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham since I posted my round-up earlier today. And so here is more! Christian pastor Glenn Packiam compares Genesis to other ancient creation accounts. Biologos presents how pre-modern interpreters understood Genesis. The Lead explores what Bill Nye got wrong. Benjamin Corey discusses [Read More...]

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What Would Change Your Mind? Exact Quotes from #HamOnNye

I shared an image yesterday that I made, based on the answers Ken Ham and Bill Nye gave to a question about what it would take to change their minds. The image above includes the precise transcripts of their answers, highlighting the beginnings and endings which make the contrast especially clear.   [Read more...]

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#HamOnNye Post-Debate Round-Up

Lots of bloggers and news outlets are reflecting on the debate last night, which most agree that Bill Nye won. Below is a collection of what I have come across. But first, here is the debate for those who missed it and want to watch it online: Josh Rosenau of the NCSE reflected in detail [Read More...]

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People Who Debate Creation vs. Evolution

Bob Cargill shared the above image on Facebook. It has a point. Ham was untrustworthy on most scientific details he mentioned. Nye was regularly wide of the mark when attempting to deal with the Biblical material (although Ham's treatment of the Bible is no less problematic in many respects). Who would you want to see [Read More...]

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Liveblogging the #HamOnNye Debate

FINAL UPDATE 9:31: The live feed ended abruptly with an announcement about the weather. I think the debate went better than I feared it might. While some things that Nye said will have rubbed Ken Ham’s kind of Christians the wrong way, the clear and unambiguous presentation of the fact that Ham is not open [Read More...]

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#HamOnNye Games

Joel Watts shared this bingo game to play during tonight’s debate: You would obviously need to print versions with the squares in different places, otherwise all players will win at the same time. Joel also suggests a drinking game that will result in your passing out before the debate is over. [Read more...]

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Why Are There Millions Of These?

Someone drew this image to my attention on Facebook: It led me to ask why there are millions of Christians who are so poorly informed about basic science, that they think that evolution is about our having evolved from modern-day monkeys. Why are there millions of Christians who are happy to take an adamant stance [Read More...]

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Preview of the Creation Museum Debate

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Does Evolution Have to Clash With Religious Faith?

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Richard Dawkins Interviews Father George Coyne

It was pointed out that a quote from Father George Coyne which I shared recently doesn’t quite put things accurately. I was able to track down some of the sources that were drawn on to make the composite quotation. The more problematic part comes from the interview with Richard Dawkins given above, in which Coyne [Read More...]

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