Bill Nye and Ken Ham on Evolution

On Feb 4th Bill Nye had a debate with Ken Ham at the Creation Museum on the question “Is creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern, scientific era?”. Ken Ham is a creationist, and was on the side of religious creation. Unsurprisingly, Bill Nye was on the evolution side.

First of all, this is a bad debate. It doesn’t matter who “won” the debate, because evolution isn’t something that can be decided by arguing. As Neil deGrass Tyson likes to say:

The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.

Also, what’s the point in a debate if one of the people involved states that there is nothing you can possibly say to change his mind? That’s what Ken Ham said, while Bill Nye said he would need evidence.

But someone asked creationists for questions, and another person answered these questions on YouTube. He does so in a non threatening manner and it’s very nice. He’s a chemistry student, and it shows in his understanding of the fossil record, especially around Lucy, and on genetic mutations, but then those aren’t his areas of expertise. There are many more examples than just Lucy, and there are mutations that cause duplication of genes. But I recommend watching the video.