Let's face it, Ken Ham did a fantastic job. Nonetheless, I have received tons of questions concerning some of the unanswered questions that Bill Nye posed. It's easy for an atheist to ask a two sentence question. The problem is most of these questions take five to ten minutes to give a good answer. In this series I interview Ian Juby of Genesis Week about the debate and we discuss the unanswered questions. Are there animals that swam to different geologic layers? Does creationism provide scientific predictions that can be tested? Does the Young Earth Creation model have natural laws that changed? What about the starlight time problem? Were going to cover all this and so much more. Don't miss out.
Interesting and to-the-point I was amazed at the huge amount of attention the Ken Ham v. Bill Nye debate received. I watched the full debate and was honestly disappointed in it, mostly due to the fact that Bill Nye through out way too many claims and Ken Ham did not have near enough time to sort through them.
My brother and spent hours discussing possible rebuttals. For example Bill Nye mentioned the TV program in which the face of murder victims can be re-created using only skulls, therefore we should trust scientists who do this with ancient fossils supposedly recreating prehistoric men? But how can CIA recreate faces? By observing thousands of similar cases and making deductions. Obviously, there are not thousands of ancient photographs we can compare with thousands of skeletons until we observe trends and patterns needed to recreate ancient men from fossils.
There was just no way to condense all the refuting needed into 5 min blocks.
I was so glad to find that my favorite apologetic's podcast had done a series with the scientific answers to Bill Nye's claims. These podcasts were interesting, to-the-point and easy to understand. I highly recommend them to all.
Thomas Sullivan (2/8/2014)
from Jenison, MI
Thankful for This Thank you so much for bringing helpful material for apologists. My 14 year old asked me how to answer Bill Nye. I am purely a self-taught apologist and a presuppositionalist. I would not be drawn into this kind of debate about fossil records, others are more qualified. But I told him that I would immediately turn the tables and say, alright I grant your point "for the sake of argument" we will say that world is billions of years old. How does that help you Bill? You have to assume so much even to have this discussion. That time and chance acting on matter can account for cognition, intelligence, affection, or feeling. You implied - Mr. Nye - that germs and disease are problems, but given your theory they are merely part of the process and a germ is only a problem if you place a value judgment upon it. But your worldview cannot account for value judgments. Mr. Nye kept saying he wanted to study the universe to find answers about himself, if we are all alone, and other "religious" ideas, but given his world view - even those questions are irrelevant. Everything is only relevant if it has some standard outside of itself. And his worldview can't account for any such objective or moral standard.
Great Sermon! This has been fascinating! I can't wait for tomorrow!!! Please post extra podcasts!!! Pretty please with cherries on top!!!
Great Sermon! I'm 2 minutes in and I WANT TO HEAR YOU'RE GLOBAL FLOOD PODCAST!!!
Lol jk. Seriously though I want to hear it.
I still haven't heard the debate, but I am enjoying your commentary so far.