facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Bill Nye, the Science Guy, debates founder of Creation Museum

Feb. 5, 2014 at 2:11 PM   |   Comments

PETERSBURG, Ky., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Bill Nye, TV's Science Guy, and creationist Ken Ham talked past each other for more than two hours in a debate at Ham's Creation Museum in Kentucky.

Ham argued for the literal truth of the account of creation in the Bible, the (Louisville) Courier reported. Nye in the debate Tuesday night pointed to scientific evidence that included radiocarbon dating, tree rings and the fossil record.

"Science has been hijacked by secularists," Ham said.

Nye pointed out that, while Ham believes the earth is about 6,000 years old, trees have been found that are older than that.

An audience of about 800 watched at the museum. While more than 900 tickets were sold, which would have filled the museum's auditorium to capacity, foul weather kept some away, the newspaper said.

Ham, originally from Australia, created what some refer to as a biblical Disneyland in Petersburg, Ky. Nye, a former mechanical engineer for Boeing, became famous in the 1990s with his show "Bill Nye the Science Guy" on PBS.

Topics: Bill Nye
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Hurricane Katrina nine years later
2
Latvia boasts world's first net for migrating bats
3
Apple reportedly delays launch of rumored iWatch
4
New space debris monitoring facility set for Australia
5
Type Ia supernovas: the zombies of the cosmos
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback