Alright, As promised I have a bit more intel for you regarding the Nye/Ham smackdown in the primordial ooze (What else can you call a creation museum?). The event press release can be seen here.
The event is scheduled for February 4th at 7:00 pm in the Legacy Hall (and that’s one hell of a legacy!). The topic of the “debate” is, “Is Creation a Viable Model of Origins?” According to WWW.WDRB.com, the $25 tickets sold out in less than 20 minutes. Personally I think buying fossilized dinosaur poop would have been a better way to spend the $25 bucks.
I forced my self to visit the answers in genesis website (I kept one eye closed and held my Darwin fish emblem to my heart). Apparently this is being billed as an “historic event.” Since Monkey trial has already been used, Kentuckians will need to come up with something different. Let’s help them out. Post your suggestions in the comments below.
The folks at AiG af fantastic marketers (NSF and AAAS needs needs to recruit these masterminds). According to their website you can purchase a live stream of the event for $5 bucks, a DVD and stream for $20, or the Stream, DVD, and video download for $25. Though I did see on their website that they were scuttling the live stream because of demand and that they were looking into other exciting opportunities for people to watch the event live.
I still think this is a bad idea. As I said before there is nothing to debate since creationism is not science. There is nothing to be gained from debating creationist. Their minds are made up. In the worst case scenario Nye can come off looking like a fool and those folks still on the fence about the issue fall over on to the otherside.
What are your thoughts on the event. Is it a good idea to get the issue out in to the open so it can be discussed or is this a huge mistake?