January 31, 2014 : By Drew Menard
Liberty University’s Center for Creations Studies will be streaming the debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye “the Science Guy” live on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. in Arthur S. DeMoss Learning Center rooms 1113 and 1114. There will also be an American Sign Language version of the debate in Science Hall 125 for the hearing impaired.
The debate, which is taking place at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., focuses on the question, “is creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern, scientific era?” with Ham defending a creationist position and Nye representing an evolutionary perspective.
Ham, a former science instructor, is the president and founder of Answers in Genesis, founder of the Creation Museum, and the author of several books. Nye, an Emmy Award-winner, is the former host of the popular children’s program “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” current executive director of the Planetary Society, and frequent guest on television programs.
Dr. David DeWitt, director of Liberty’s Center for Creation Studies, is honored that the department will be streaming this important debate.
“I am thrilled that people will clearly see the contrast between a Biblical creation view and an atheistic evolutionary one,” DeWitt said. “This will be a very well watched debate and I think there will be people surprised at how much evidence there really is that supports creation.”
Matthew Hornsby, a senior biochemistry and molecular biology student, looks forward to watching the debate on campus.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for students interested in the creation of the world to be able to see what it is to defend your faith and views,” he said. “We get taught from day one to be ready to give an account when our views are questioned, and through this debate we will get to see practical ways to defend what we believe.”