The Science Guy is going toe to toe with the Creationism Guy.
Tonight at 5 p.m. Mountain Time, outspoken science advocate and science television program host Bill Nye will publicly debate Creation Museum Founder Ken Ham at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky. There, they'll hash over evolutionary theory, biblical evidence and the roles of science and religion in public and private life.
Nye, famous for his public television program Bill Nye the Science Guy, fired the first shot in August 2012, when Big Think's YouTube channel aired this segment, titled "Bill Nye: Creationism is Not Appropriate for Children," which argued that creation science poorly prepares young people for the 21st century, and that an evolutionary science-based approach to biology is a necessary part of rearing a new generation of learners, creators and taxpayers.
Ham's response, which was also uploaded to YouTube, forwarded the argument that more than a scientist, Nye is a humanist with "an agenda to teach children not to believe in God," and that by excluding creation science from the classroom, students aren't given access to alternative viewpoints that challenge evolutionary science.