Since “science guy” Bill Nye’s upcoming Feb. 4 debate with anti-evolutionist Ken Ham at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., was made public a few weeks ago, atheist activists have spoken out fervently against the initiative.
Nye responded to evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, among other critics this week, and explained why, despite their frustration, he’s still planning to go head-to-head with Ham.
While atheists like Dawkins have warned that scientists engaging with creationists is ideologically dangerous and gives undue publicity to those who oppose evolution, Nye said that he wants to battle the anti-evolution sentiment that is still held by many Americans — a view that he believes could hamper the nation’s progression.
“Well I don’t think I’m going to win Mr. Ham over any more than Mr. Ham thinks he’s going to win me over, if I understand that expression ‘win over,’” he told HuffPost Live’s Josh Zepps in an interview this week. “Instead, I want to show people that this belief is still among us … it finds its way onto school boards in the United States.”
Seriously, why not just keep your mind open?
when is the debate? will it be livestreamed somewhere? I would like to watch it. I love me some Bill Nye.