Bill Nye the science guy is debating the head and founder of the Creation Museum, Ken Ham, from the latter’s six-year-old, state-of-the-art 70,000 square foot facility that “brings the pages of the Bible to life” and promotes a Young Earth creationist explanation of the origins of the universe based on a literal interpretation of the Book of Genesis. And you can watch the debate live online.
The YouTube channel of Answers in Genesis – a non-profit Christian apologetics ministry that helped build the $27 million Creation Museum entirely through donations – is home to the live stream of the debate, which can also be viewed at the debate’s official URL, DebateLive.org. CNN’s Tom Foreman is playing the role of moderator for the structured argument between the Emmy Award-winning science educator and the bestselling Christian author.
You can tune into the event starting at 7PM ET on February 4, 2014 to catch all the action as it happens, click over to YouTube after the debate to watch the VoD version later, or pre-order a DVD copy and/or video download (the proceeds of which will help offset the costs incurred by Answers in Genesis to put sponsor the debate) to watch it all at a later date.
If you’d like some context for the conversation, before the event’s start time Bill Nye told CNN why he’s debating the creationist Ken Ham. Here’s an excerpt:
Tuesday’s debate will be about whether Ham’s creation model is viable or useful for describing nature. We cannot use his model to predict the outcome of any experiment, design a tool, cure a disease or describe natural phenomena with mathematics.
These are all things that parents in the United States very much want their children to be able to do; everyone wants his or her kids to have common sense, to be able to reason clearly and to be able to succeed in the world.
And here’s the live stream: