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Bill Nye, Ken Ham debate – live TV?

Does Bill Nye hold to this?

The Bill Nye-Ken Ham debate draws more interest with every hour, both from media and from the lay public. The latest hints from Answers in Genesis signal a shift in their plans, toward carrying the event on live television.

Bill Nye, Ken Ham debate – sellout crowd

How old is this planet? Michael Gungor uncritically accepts the conventional answer. That lies at the heart of his public-relations problems.

The great debate between Bill Nye (“The Science Guy”) and Ken Ham, head of Answers in Genesis, will play literally to a sellout crowd.

Bill Nye, call off debate! – columnist

How old is this planet? Michael Gungor uncritically accepts the conventional answer. That lies at the heart of his public-relations problems.

Last Friday (3 January 2014), Bill Nye agreed to debate Ken Ham on creation v. evolution. Now a columnist for a popular TV channel devoted to science, wants Bill Nye to call it off.

Bill Nye, Ken Ham to debate creation

Does Bill Nye hold to this?

Most people know Bill Nye as “The Science Guy,” from his children’s science show that ran from 1993 to 1998. Today, Ken Ham, of Answers in Genesis, said he would debate Bill Nye on creation v. evolution. That debate will take place February 4, 2014, at The Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky.

Human evolution attitude survey results

Does Bill Nye hold to this?

At the end of the year, the Pew Research Center published another survey on public attitudes about human evolution. Pew last took this survey in 2009. Pew finds attitudes seemingly little different today from four years ago. But in one key respect, attitudes are changing. Namely: those who stick to evolution on one hand, and creation on the other, now sort themselves as conservatives and liberals, respectively.

Christ – Lord of time and all creation

Jesus Christ showed the ultimate love.

Images of the Christ child lying in a manger warm our hearts and comfort our souls during this very special time of the year.  The songs we sing remind us of angels and shining bright stars adorning the humble surroundings of that very first Christmas over 2000 years ago.  And at Easter we think of the suffering Christ and the price He paid for our salvation.

Sinkholes: another effect of the Flood?

A sinkhole on a mountain trail in Tennessee.

Sinkholes seem to be a growing trend nationwide and worldwide. The last 24 hours has seen reports of two fresh sinkholes. One, latest in a series, opened in Palmyra, Pa., late on December 18. In Jersey City, N.J., another opened that same afternoon after a water-main break.

Comet ISON is alive – and has come back

Comet ISON and its course track, time-lapse photo

Comet C/2012 S1, which astronomers also call Comet ISON, did not die after its close pass at the Sun two days ago. (Source: ABC News) Yesterday morning (Friday 29 November 2012) at 8:11 a.m. EST, an object appeared near the Sun on Comet ISON’s course track. ( Sources: CNN, ABC, Huffington Post) It grew a tail and already has a corona 1000 times the diameter of Earth. So Comet ISON has almost surely passed the Sun. It broke into a few large pieces instead of thousands of little pieces.

MAVEN and NASA’s inconvenient truth

MAVEN lifts off

Yesterday, NASA launched its latest deep-space rocket probe: MAVEN. MAVEN, unlike Curiosity and other earlier missions, will study the atmosphere of Mars, not its ground. NASA hopes MAVEN will help them explain how Mars once held a lot of water (or water flowing very fast), and where that water went. NASA’s spokespeople say they want to know how Mars went from warm and wet to cold and dry in a billion or so years. But the problem isn’t with any process. The problem is with the first conditions.

Texas textbooks: the creation side

Nick Lally weighs in on the Texas textbook controversy, or why there should be one.

The Texas State Board of Education will vote this fall on new biology textbooks for government high schools in Texas. Texas schools buy more textbooks than do most States, so as goes Texas, so goes the rest of the country. Yesterday The New York Times ran a piece about a controversy about the process. Six of twenty-eight members of a panel reviewing biology textbooks are, according to that article’s headline, “creationists.”