|An all too serious Science Guy|
Science will probably never trump faith. Even Dostoevsky said if he had to choose, he would take faith over reason. Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, noted in his wonderful book on Dostoevsky that faith and reason can coexist, but they shouldn't be put at odds with each other. He believes that since the Age of Enlightenment, we also shouldn't view the Bible as a literal text.
|Ham apparently believes dinosaurs weren't invited on the Ark|
Bill Nye was forced to learn the hard way in front of muted audience, which politely applauded at the end of his little lectures, but wasn't in the least swayed by his arguments. So, Nye desperately pleaded, if not for yourselves then for your children keep Creationism out of science! Come on, Bill, you can do better than this.
|The Trial of Galileo|
Another, is that it seems that the plants and animals that initially covered and roamed the earth were pretty much the same as we see today. There was no mention of mastodons, saber-toothed tigers, much less dinosaurs. However, this has stopped Ken Ham from including them in his playful dioramas at the Creation Museum.
|However, dinosaurs seemed to be pets at one time|
Unfortunately, the Science Guy became overly obsessed with geological layers and animal sexual habits, losing whatever sympathetic ears he had in the audience. It really was painful to listen to, especially when you consider that Nye made the ultimate mistake of giving Ken Ham credibility by choosing to participate in this mock debate and taking his claim that Creationism is a viable model seriously. Even if only 900 persons tuned in for the live stream, 100s of 1000s more are picking up the recaps on a variety of media outlets, ranging from Huff Post to National Geographic. For Ken Ham this is a major coup.