Recently, Bill Nye “The Science Guy” and Ken Ham – founder of the Creation Museum engaged in a 2 hour debate focusing on such questions as: “How did we get here?” and “How old is our earth?”
Ham, a native Australian, has built a thriving ministry in Kentucky which promotes the ideas of creationism. Ham said he trusts the story of creation presented by the Bible. “The Bible is the word of God,” Ham said. “I admit that’s where I start from.”
Nye challenged the museum’s teachings on the age of the earth and the Bible’s flood story. Like most scientists, Nye believes there is no credible evidence that the world is only 6,000 years old. Nye continued: “I just want to remind us all there are billions of people in the world who are deeply religious, who get enriched by the wonderful sense of community by their religion…But these same people do not embrace the extraordinary view that the Earth is somehow only 6,000 years old.”
Ham countered: “Bill, I want to tell you, there is a book that tells where atoms come from, and its starts out, ‘In the beginning …,”
So what do you think? Must Christians believe in either creation or evolution? Is there a middle ground? How important is this conversation to your faith and life? Let me hear from you.