The debate event between Bill Nye and Ken Ham attracted the notice of the Tampa Bay Times: Nye, Ham unearth age-old debate: Evolution vs. Creationism. Our very own Florida Citizens for Science vice president Jonathan Smith was asked for his reaction before and after the debate.
“All this achieves is to give creationism some sort of credence that it does not deserve,” said Jonathan Smith, co-founder of Florida Citizens for Science, a group dedicated to improving science education.
“Did anyone win?” Smith said. “I think Ken Ham failed to answer any of Bill Nye’s questions. … Ham’s mind-set is that he has all the answers in his book and then he tries to fit his world view to match the book. That’s not how science works.
“Bottom line for me and many of my colleagues — Nye cooked the Ham.”