A Year Later, Here’s the Real Legacy of the Bill Nye/Ken Ham Debate

It was nearly a year ago when Ken Ham and Bill Nye had their evolution debate. Since then, Ken Ham has repeated that the debate took place in damn near every blog post he’s written and books have been written by the participants. (Nye’s is about the power of science, while Ham’s basically reminds you that the debate took place and summarizes what they both said, which is extremely telling.

In a video posted by Answers in Genesis yesterday, Ham reflected on the debate’s legacy. In truth, the event changed nothing about science. Evolution wasn’t overturned. Creationism is a still a joke. But that’s not what Ham and colleague Mark Looy say:

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Congressman Jim Himes Introduces Darwin Day Resolution in House of Representatives

For the past couple of years, Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) has introduced a resolution in the House to honor Charles Darwin on his birthday. Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) did the same thing in 2011 before he was voted out of office.

But Holt didn’t run for re-election last year, so the resolution was not a sure thing this time around.

Thankfully, Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) has picked up where Holt left off. Today, he introduced House Resolution 67 (a.k.a. the Darwin Day Resolution) in order to “recognize Charles Darwin’s birthday, February 12, as a national day to celebrate science, education and humanity.”

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If This Georgia School Board Says Yes to Bible Distributions, Atheists and Satanists Will Be Ready to Join In

The Dougherty County School Board in Georgia may soon have to distribute coloring books from The Satanic Temple if they go through with a proposal to distribute bibles to students. The Gideons made a plea to the board this week to allow them to give away copies of the holy book:

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Simon Singh Wrote a Perfectly Fine Article About Homeopathy, but an Indian Newspaper Rejected it

During a recent trip to India, author and scientist Simon Singh was asked by the editors of the Hindustan Times to write an article about homeopathy. Singh did just that, only to have his piece rejected

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Raif Badawi Has Been Nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, According to Norwegian Media

While the fate of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi (below) is still up in the air — he’s received 50 lashes of a 1,000-lashes punishment for “insulting Islam,” though the flogging has been indefinitely delayed — there’s some news that could bring even more positive attention his way.

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