Jan 03, 2014 09:20 PM EST | James Knight
Bill Nye, well known children's science show host and Dancing with the Stars competitor, made waves in the Christian community in 2012, when he expressed his view that parents should teach their kids evolution. Now the Science Guy has decided to debate his beliefs with Creation Museum founder Ken Hamm next month at the Creation Museum in Kentucky.
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Way back in the caveman days….sorry we mean back in 2012, Bill Nye dug up a great big controversy, when he posted a video calling for parents to not teach their children Creationism. In the video, Nye states:
"If you want to deny evolution and live in your world that's completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that's fine--but don't make your kids do it. We need them. We need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future."
These comments sparked a year-long online debate between Nye and Creation Museum founder Ken Ham. Now two of the biggest names on their side of the issue will have their very first in-person debate. The two will meet on February 4, at the Creation Museum in Kentucky. Tickets will go on sale monday Jan 6, and will cost $25 dollars. There are only 800 seats available to for event. Ham also agreed to pay all the expenses for Nye’s trip.
Ham, recently spoke with Wave 3 News about the event:
"I really trust that Bill Nye will come through with this.I believe he will. He's a well-known, highly respected personality. I think this is going to bring the creation-evolution issue to the public in a way that hasn't been done in a long time."
What do you think about the debate? What side of the issue are you on? How many of you tuned in to see the Science Guy dance on DWTS?
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