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FREE live streaming is available for Bill Nye and Ken Ham’s debate at the Creation Museum

January 24, 2014

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Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham

February 4, 2014

Debate at the Creation Museum

On February 4, 2014, Bill Nye (the Science Guy!) will debate Ken Ham, CEO of Christian apologetics ministry Answers in Genesis, at the Creation Museum

The announcement of the debate has sparked controversy in the secular movement, with some individuals like Jerry Coyne arguing against it, saying that the debate is “pointless and counterproductive.” Others like Maggie Ardiente have argued for it, however, hoping that “the media coverage of the event just might be widespread enough for people to tune-in and make up their own minds.”

CFI branches and other secular groups are taking advantage of the FREE live stream of the debate by hosting viewing parties or public viewings of this event. You can sign up for the live streaming at

All you need to sign up is an email address—and an estimate of the number who will attend. Please note you may be automatically subscribed to emails from Answers in Genesis when you sign up for the video, but you should be able to unsubscribe later if you desire.

Some ideas for events:

  • Host a viewing party at a group member’s home, with a “spot the logical fallacy” party game.
  • Have a potluck, and serve bean soup with ham and bowtie pasta.
  • Host an interfaith viewing party with a local religious group and hold a moderated discussion afterward.



About the Author: Cody Hashman

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Cody Hashman is a Campus and Community Organizer at the Center for Inquiry. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, with a degree in Psychology, where he was the co-founder and president of the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers.




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