You remember the big debate. A month before the event we warned that it was a bad idea — see Ken Ham to Debate Bill Nye — Big Mistake!
As we feared, the event was a big publicity win for Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. He’s still posting about it, and the latest is at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), his creationist ministry: Fifth Anniversary of the Debate Watched by Millions. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
This day five years ago, on February 4, 2014, I was finishing up the preparations for the presentation I would make that evening during my debate with iconic TV personality and ardent atheist and evolutionist Bill Nye, “the Science Guy.” It’s hard to believe it’s already been five years since that momentous occasion!
Yeah, momentous. Then he says:
The tickets to come and watch the debate live in our 900-seat auditorium, Legacy Hall at the Creation Museum, sold out in two minutes, so we knew people were certainly interested! And they definitely were — it’s estimated 3-4 million people tuned in to watch the debate live! And an estimated 20-plus million have watched it altogether.
The outpouring of drool was enough to cause another polar vortex. After that he tells us:
No matter where I go, I hear feedback from people telling me that they watched the debate and it challenged or equipped them, that they enjoyed it, or that they were able to use it to witness to others. I hear from many young people who say they appreciated it and it helped embolden them to share the gospel with others
Those conversations go like this: [*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh, Hambo, you’re so wonderful! [*End Drool Mode*] He continues:
I’m amazed at how, even five years later, I am still hearing from so many people who just can’t stop talking about the debate. It’s humbling to hear how God used this event to impact so many people across the US and around the world.
Yes, we’re all creationists now. Let’s read on:
In honor of the fifth anniversary, we’re offering a debate resource pack [link omitted] at a discounted price through the end of the month. …
The rest of it is a sales pitch, so we’ll leave Hambo’s post here and end with our specially designed logo for the debate, which we described in Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham — Live Debate Thread. It represents our fear that Bill Nye would be bringing a slide rule to what could turn out to be a knife fight with ol’ Hambo:
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