Last night's debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham at the Creation Museum attracted a huge audience in the country. The central question of the debate was, "Is creation a viable model of origins in today's modern scientific era?"
Bill Nye, known as "The Science Guy," and Ken Ham, founder of the Creation Museum, debate over creationism and evolution.
Ham believes that God created the universe 6000 years ago and that the Bible factually tells the story.
"I find there's only one infallible dating method," Ham said, according to NBC. "It's a witness who was there, who knows everything and told us, and that's from the word of God."
The Bible's account of the creation of the universe over six days works just as well as the evolutionary model, Ham said. Radioisotope tests that show the world far older than 6,000 years are fallible, he said. He also introduced scientists who he said were also creationists.
Nye said he and the rest of the scientific community, believe the Earth was created by a big bang billions of years ago and people have evolved over time.
"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," Nye said. "But these same people do not embrace the extraordinary view that the Earth is somehow only 6,000 years old."
Nye's main presentation contained a clear rejection of biblical Christianity. At several points in the debate, he dismissed the Bible's account of Noah and the ark as unbelievable.
The debate was moderated by CNN's Tom Foreman, the contestants presented barrages of slides and videos as they made their points to a live audience of 800 people. YouTube streaming video brought the proceeding to up to 532,000 simultaneous viewers.
Here's a video feed of the Creationism vs. Evolution debate on Youtube, or you can watch it on debatelive.org.