This is it. The debate is scheduled to begin in two hours — that’s 7PM, Eastern time zone.
Displayed above is our specially-designed logo for the event, which represents our fear that Bill Nye will be bringing a slide rule to what may turn out to be a knife fight with Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia, who runs the infamous, mind-boggling Creation Museum, which will be the site of the debate.
The debate can be viewed free, and without the bother of signing up, just by watching it at the Christian Today website: Bill Nye Ken Ham live stream VIDEO: Watch online creation vs science debate free here. We hadn’t planned to watch it, but if the video is available there, then we’ll suffer through the thing — or as much as we can bear.
If that link doesn’t deliver, or if the sound is bad, here’s another website that is also offering to display the video free and without signing up: WCPO TV, Cincinnati. Here’s yet another source: WFPL in Louisville. And another: FOX 45 in Baltimore.
We’ve turned off the commenting feature for our most recent posts about this event, so that all relevant comments will appear here. That should make dialogue more coherent. There ought to be plenty to talk about, so try not to stray off-topic.
As we reported in earlier posts, there will be a ridiculous amount of press coverage for this event. Ol’ Hambo’s press release said:
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.
The reason that disturbs us is explained here: Debating Creationists is Dumber Than Creationism. Most of us on the science side have the same opinion about the folly of such debates, but that doesn’t matter now. All we can do is watch what happens, and hope that Nye will somehow surprise us.
And don’t forget — after the debate, if you’re still in the mood for more, Hambo’s recent press release said:
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.
We’ve taken the precaution of shutting down the Drool-o-tron™. We don’t need its sirens to tell us something horrible is going on, and we don’t want to see it self-destruct from an overload of idiocy.
Okay, the creationist audience is taking their seats. The curtain will be rising soon. The comments section is open. Let us hope that the slide rule will prove to be mightier than the switchblade.
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