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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See, This is Why the Evolution vs. Creationism Debate is a Bad Idea

It leads to headlines like this one on the front page of today’s Cincinnati Enquirer:

Bible! Science! Who will win?

But there are a few problems with that attention-getting text:

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The Carl Sagan Archive Can Now Be Seen on Library of Congress Website

“Family Guy” haters, get ready for some internal conflict.

The Library of Congress just acquired the “Seth MacFarlane Collection of the Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan Archive” and it’s a treasure trove of Sagan artifacts that his fans will love digging through. Hell, there are (silent) home movies of Sagan as a kid!

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Congressman Rush Holt Once Again Recognizes Darwin Day in the House of Representatives

Yesterday, Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) introduced H. Res. 467 (now available for viewing) on the floor of the House, expressing his support for the recognition of February 12th as Darwin Day:

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="216"]Rep. Rush Holt being awesome[/caption]

“We’re pleased to join Rep. Holt again in support of a Congressional resolution honoring Darwin’s contributions to science and humanity,” said Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association. “Too many people are being influenced by the dangerous creationism and so-called ‘intelligent design’ movements, and it’s time for others in Congress to stand up for true science.”

Last year, Holt introduced identical legislation as did Congressman Pete Stark (D-CA) in 2011:

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11 Tips for Bill Nye Before His Debate Against Creationist Ken Ham

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, offers 11 pieces of advice to Bill Nye in anticipation of his upcoming debate against Creationist Ken Ham:

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next!

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