Bill Nye Vs. Ken Ham Debate Countdown Sneak Peek and How to Watch

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The countdown to the Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham debate has begun, and later today, the two men will go head to head at the Creation Museum, a facility of which Ham is the president and founder. The debate will take place at 7:00 p.m. EST and is entitled Is Creation a Viable Model of Origins? Bill Nye – Ken Ham Debate. What can audiences expect from this hotly anticipated discussion? Here is a sneak peek about what to expect tonight along with detailed information about exactly how to watch this debate.

The debate sold out almost instantly, so those who don’t have seats in the Creation Museum auditorium will most likely be flooding the internet to watch the event streamed live for free on debatelive.org. The site is asking those interested to sign up beforehand by providing an email address. After a potential viewer signs up, an email will be sent to his or her inbox which will contain a link to a live stream on which to watch the debate.

If an interested viewer is not able to watch live online as the event happens, a variety of other options are available. DVDs are on sale for $19.99. There is also the choice for a DVD and download combo for $19.99, a download-only option in HD for $12.99 and an SD option for $9.99. The options are all available for pre-order through the website.

In addition to being able to sign up for the live stream to be sent to an email address, viewers may also access the recorded stream for a period of time on YouTube after the debate is over. The debatelive.org website states that the live stream may be rebroadcast to groups but with the caveat that no admission or other fees may be charged.

The deaf community will also be able to access this debate on the website Debate Live ASL. The Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham debate is being eagerly awaited by thousands, if not millions, of people, so the multiple streams of access will be beneficial in accommodating all who wish to view this event. Given that the live event at the Creation Museum auditorium is reported to have sold out within two minutes, a huge turnout online is anticipated.

Now on to the issue of a sneak peek of exactly what to expect from creationist Ken Ham and scientist Bill Nye “The Science Guy.” Ham believes the Book of Genesis in The Bible to be a literal description of how the earth was formed and not as a symbolic representation or creation myth. Ham tends to lean mostly on purely biblical teachings when he speaks, and does not generally present peer-reviewed, published evidence to support his views. It’s being reported by those “in the know” that Ham is “preparing furiously” for the debate.

Bill Nye has an engineering degree and has been described as a “science communicator.” He supports Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution; a theory that has a great deal of scientific evidence behind it. Nye is a skilled entertainer with a jovial personality, but he does not have a doctorate or equivalent degree in evolution science itself, so some in the secular community are hoping he has prepared as thoroughly as Ham has for the debate. Since Nye is not an expert in evolution, some on his side of the debate are nervous that Ham’s charismatic personality and passionate way of speaking could make sense to a lot of viewers who do not have a science background.

Both men have a good amount of experience with the public and with broadcasting; and both are in the public eye, so it can expected that the debate will remain civil. It can also be expected that very few, or even zero, minds will be changed on either side. Both camps will most likely call their man the winner.

The countdown to the Bill Nye Vs. Ken Ham Debate is on. It’s easy to discover how to watch this live event and in addition to this sneak peek, The Guardian Liberty Voice will be offering additional coverage of the debate as the event unfolds live tonight at 7:00 p.m. EST.

By: Rebecca Savastio

Sources:

Huffington Post

Debatelive.org

Answers in Genesis

12 Responses to "Bill Nye Vs. Ken Ham Debate Countdown Sneak Peek and How to Watch"

  1. Joyce Ariel   February 5, 2014 at 7:05 am

    I gotta agree with Anthony Marzullo 🙂

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  2. T. Kehler   February 4, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    I have been a follower of Christ since I was 17. I have a Ph.D. in Applied Physics. I have been a university professor and at the same time a leader of student Christian organizations and I have found myself more in agreement with Bill Nye than Ken. There is a third opinion needed here. Not mine necessarily but a whole host of people who like me are people of faith but do not agree with this narrow interpretation of the Bible.

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  3. Rebecca Savastio   February 4, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    @Jason B: If you follow the link provided in the “sources” section to the website called Debatelive.org you can sign up to receive a free link to a live stream of the event. The article also details others ways you can see it. Enjoy!

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  4. Paul H   February 4, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    You should have a “peanut gallery” in which people could comment as the event proceeds. As the audience is all hand-picked creotards in Ham’s lair, this thing will be highly biased. It would be great if the wider audience could point out, perhaps with a “bzzt” or some other buzzer, every time Ham tells lies or makes stuff up.

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  5. Anthony Marzullo   February 4, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    While it is true no minds will be changed, it will be very entertaining (for laughs). Creationists refute their reality in favor of their ideology. If someone will not accept facts, there is no point in debate except for pure amusement

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  6. Natalie   February 4, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    While it is true not many, if any, minds will be changed by the debate, it is affirming as a Christian to see how God and science are not at debate. God and science are interchangeable…one does not contradict the other.

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  7. Daniel   February 4, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Haha o man, you God fearing individuals make me laugh 😀

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  8. robin strandell   February 4, 2014 at 11:38 am

    The theory of evolution does NOT, as you say, have “a lot of scientific evidence behind it.” That is what Creationists try to show in their debates, how real science does NOT prove evolution.

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    • aldrisang   February 4, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      Read “Why Evolution Is True” by Jerry Coyne or “The Greatest Show on Earth” by Richard Dawkins, and then say that science doesn’t “prove” evolution. Just because you can’t see mountains forming in real-time doesn’t mean there isn’t a process that science has figured out, and the same is true of biological diversity.

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      • robin strandell   February 4, 2014 at 1:57 pm

        What???? Your last sentence doesn’t make sense to me. I didn’t say “there isn’t a process that science has figured out.” I live near Mt.St.Helens and, from what happened there in 1980, people can learn A LOT about how mountains form, how the Grand Canyon was formed, how layers of earth are formed, etc.,and how it all happens quickly, NOT over “millions of years.” I think you need to read books about St.Helens that are written by creation scientists that use provable science to support their creation theory.

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  9. Jason B   February 4, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Will it be on TV? If so, what channel?network?

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  10. Patrick McCluskey   February 4, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Praying for Ken and also for God’s Word to be heard and received.

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