Was the Creationism Debate Worth It?

When Ken Ham first announced that he would be debating Bill Nye, my reaction was something like this:

I couldn’t believe Bill Nye would agree to it. It was an easy PR win for Ham and the Creation Museum. Creationism would be on the same stage as evolution (when it shouldn’t even be in the same country) and that alone was reason enough to say no.

But having watched the debate last night, I’ve come to a slightly different conclusion.

It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.

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The Creation Debate in a Nutshell

If you missed the Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate, you can catch up via our live-blog right here.

In the meantime, here’s an excellent summary:

(via @MacLtoons)

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Liveblogging the Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham Debate

Paul Fidalgo and I will be liveblogging tonight’s debate between Creationist Ken Ham and Bill Nye the Science Guy.

You can watch a livestream of the event right here:

Our commentary is below:

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Pastor Delivers Bizarre Rant Against Nicolas Cage, Hollywood, and ‘Ungodly Wicked Whoremongers’

It’s been a few months since I’ve posted anything from Pastor Steven Anderson, but this one’s worth it.

Anderson’s not at all happy with the new Left Behind movie, so he spent part of a sermon ranting against actor Nicolas Cage, Hollywood, Satan, celebrities, the Left Behind series, and “ungodly wicked whoremongers”:

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Why Is This Minnesota Public School Sending Students on a Field Trip to Church?

The School of Engineering and Arts in Golden Valley, Minnesota opened up in the fall of 2012. It took them less than 18 months to violate the Constitution.

According to a letter from the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center, the public school sent children on a field to a local Christian church (Calvary Lutheran Church) in order to package food for the hungry for a separate Christian non-profit group (Feed My Starving Children). Both the church and the non-profit are interested in spreading the Gospel.

Even after a parent pointed out the problems with this field trip last year, the school just ignored the complaint, a fact the AHLC points out before explaining the legal issues once again:

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