The debate rose from some controversial statements that Nye made to Big Think about how creationism isn't appropriate in schools.
Pleading with parents not to force their faulty world views on their kids, he said: I say to the grownups, if you want to deny evolution and live in your world, in your world that's completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that's fine, but don't make your kids do it because we need them.
His background is in engineering and physics, not in the more pertinent subjects of geology and biology, and it showed.
His knowledge of the Bible was downright at the middle school level, as I’ll discuss later.
Many viewers assumed that it was decided to have an epic debate regarding creation vs.
evolution and that these two individuals were chosen as the best candidates to represent each position.
Bill Nye debated creationist Ken Ham Tuesday night, along with a Q&A session with the debaters.
Bill Nye is implying that if we are going to teach children creation that it's really a form of abuse, that creationism is inappropriate for children.” In this article, I respectfully offer my own personal post-debate commentary.As a matter of background to this event, I want to clear up a common misconception.We need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future.We need people that can — we need engineers that can build stuff, solve problems.