Ham vs Nye: A Lesson From History
On February 4th Bill Nye will debate Ken Ham on creationism as a viable model for origins. Personally, I believe this is a mistake. Ham and his cronies have such an impossibly long record of ignoring and misrepresenting facts and science, I’m not sure what good presenting viable science and facts to such persons will do.
Ideological religious motivated reasoning rejects viable science and facts.
This video is an awesome example–of many–of how Christian motivated “reasoning” works regardless of facts, and, very likely, demonstrates how all of humanity–including Christians–will look back on Ken Ham (if they even remember him) the same way as they do “Dr. Parallax”.
tldr: Presenting facts and reasons to belligerently ignorant people doesn’t work.