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When you make up your own rules, you can always win the game—and no one is better at making up rules than Ken Ham.
In the course of constructing his now-crumbling creationist empire, Ham has created an alternate reality in which humans hunted dinosaurs to extinction a few thousand years ago after peacefully using them for transport and companionship.
Anyone who says otherwise—that is, anyone who accepts basic science—is just spreading the devil’s lies.
(That includes me.) Bill Nye’s decision to debate Ham at the Creation Museum Tuesday night, then, was a puzzling one.
He really does believe in Noah’s Ark, the Fall, and talking snakes, and must reject or rationalize facts that don’t comport with his Sacred Book.
That is a mindset that I don’t understand, and, being a scientist, perhaps can never understand.
”My advice to Nye is this: keep talking and writing about evolution, but not in a debate format.
You’re charismatic, funny, and, most important, have the truth on your side.
After the debate I was fulminating about Ham’s performance, grumbling about his being a “liar for Jesus.” My friend said that no, Ham wasn’t lying—he truly believed the palaver he was spewing. Ham’s brain has been so deeply marinated in his faith that that organ has simply become impermeable to facts.By so doing, Nye was subsidizing the brainwashing of the children he so wants to reach. I hope that, in the future, Nye is not so emboldened by his success in this debate that he starts debating creationists.Eventually he will run into one that is not as Ham-handed as Ham, and he’ll lose badly.And there was a lot of blind faith on display at the Creation Museum on Tuesday night.