Doing Science

I wish the image had found a way to incorporate the fact that Ken Ham does not simply organize theevidence according to “what the Bible says.” He distorts the Bible and picks and chooses there as well. But it is still worth sharing even if it oversimplifies the situation. [Read more...]

When Nothing and No One Can Change Your Mind

A commenter on this blog made this insightful observation: Ham’s words actually imply (to me at least) that even if God Himself came down and said “you read My book wrong,” he would reply with “This book is right and you are not God.” That pinpoints the danger in Ham’s stance, and that of others [Read More...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

#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...]

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...]

The #HamOnNye Debate In A Nutshell

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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...]

#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...]

Why Don’t We Have Both?

Out of the mouths of babes. And a little child shall lead them. If the meme is unfamiliar to you, watch this commercial. HT Catholic Memes on Facebook [Read more...]


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