Get ready, dear reader. Tomorrow’s the big day. Bill Nye will be bringing a slide rule to a knife fight. The event starts at 7:00 PM, Eastern.
Ol’ Hambo has put out a press release, which you can read at his website here: “Science Guys” Garner Huge Attention for Evolution/Creation Debate at the Creation Museum.
We have no idea why “Science Guys” is plural. There will be Bill Nye, on the side of science, and on the opposite side there will be Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia, who runs the infamous, mind-boggling Creation Museum, which will be the site of the debate. Anyway, here are some interesting excerpts from the press release:
In addition to CNN correspondent Tom Foreman who will moderate the debate, over 70 credentialed media will be in attendance, such as ABC, NBC, Scientific American magazine, Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), Al Jazeera, The New Yorker, etc.
Aaaargh!! It’s worse than we imagined. Stay with us:
Over 10,000 churches, schools, colleges, and other groups have informed the museum through http://www.debatelive.org that they will be carrying the free live stream of the debate. (That is just the number of groups that have actually told the Creation Museum of their plans.) Liberty University in Virginia, which conferred an honorary doctorate on Ham, will show a live stream of the debate in a 1,500-seat auditorium on campus.
Whoopie — Liberty University! Let’s read on:
All told, more than one million people — as a part of groups or as individuals — have already informed the museum they will be viewing the debate.
As a precaution, we’ll shut down the Drool-o-tron™. We don’t want to see it self-destruct, so soon after it’s been renamed. The press release continues:
Immediately at the conclusion of the debate, Bill Nye and Ken Ham will walk inside the Creation Museum next door to be interviewed for the Piers Morgan Live program on CNN for a 9:45 PM post-debate analysis. During the 10 PM hour and inside the museum, MSNBC TV will interview Mr. Nye by himself.
That’s stuff you can watch without signing up for Hambo’s live video. But if you want to sign up, ol’ Hambo’s press release provides the link — six different times.
Meanwhile, as you can see, our elves have enhanced the logo we’re using for the debate. And as we said, we’ll have a thread tomorrow for live commentary while you’re watching the thing. Stay tuned to this blog!
Addendum: We’re closing comments here, in order to funnel your comments into our open thread for the actual debate: Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham — Live Debate Thread.
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