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As many of you know, Bill Nye (called the “Science Guy” from PBS-TV) had a video on YouTube that has received millions of views—mainly the result of front-page promotion by much of the secular media giants (ABC-TV, CBS-TV, Yahoo.com, etc.). Nye’s video was a harsh attack on those who reject evolution.
In response, AiG scientists Dr Georgia Purdom and Dr. David Menton posted a YouTube video in rebuttal.
AiG researcher and writer Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell also responded with a detailed article.
Many articles appeared in the secular and Christian media about Bill Nye’s anti-creationist video and our own video rebuttals. In an article on the Huffington Post website, Bill Nye responded to the comments made by Dr. Purdom and Dr. Menton. Dr. Purdom was specifically named in this article.
Bill Nye also appeared on the CBS News morning show.
As a result of this media exposure and the fact that Bill Nye publicly commented on Dr. Purdom’s statements, we challenged Mr. Nye to a public debate with Dr Purdom.
Well, we’ve already seen a lot of web chatter by secularists saying that they don’t debate creationists. They claim creation has nothing to do with science and that Christians like Dr. Purdom (with a PhD in Molecular Genetics from Ohio State) can’t be real scientists if they are creationists.
They argue that there is no debate because evolution is fact. In other words, these secularists use every excuse they can put forward because ultimately, they do not want to debate creationists. They don’t want the public watching such a debate. They realize that when the public hears the creationist information that has been censored from them and learn how they’ve been brainwashed, they will definitely question evolution.
We suspect not. Because the secular media by and large support Bill Nye’s false statements about evolution and science, the mainstream media would not want the general public to hear anything else. It’s almost always this way. Most in the secular media aren’t out to report news—most of them have a very liberal anti-God agenda. But we are used to that.
We suspect not. Why confuse people with the truth? Find out more about its incorrect reporting from the blog post Dr. Purdom wrote to challenge the Huffington Post about its false claim about her.
A debate between Bill Nye and Dr. Georgia Purdom would receive considerable attention, but that’s the problem for the secularists. They certainly don’t want a massive viewing audience for a Christian who has a PhD in molecular genetics and informs the public about the truth concerning evolution, genetics, science, etc.
I doubt Bill Nye will even respond to the debate offer. We have challenged secularists to debates before, but in this era, most of the prominent evolutionists just do not want to debate creationists. But at least we are trying to challenge them to publicly defend their positions and attacks on biblical creation.
Bill Nye publicly made statements against what Dr. Purdom stated in her video. Now we publicly challenge Bill Nye to a public debate with Dr. Purdom. She is ready and willing!
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Answers in Genesis is an apologetics ministry, dedicated to helping Christians defend their faith and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. We focus on providing answers to questions about the Bible—particularly the book of Genesis—regarding key issues such as creation, evolution, science, and the age of the earth.