Bill Nye, the former host of the 90s television show “Bill Nye the Science Guy” and self-professed science educator, described the Noah’s Ark exhibit at Kentucky’s Ark Encounter theme park as “disturbing.”
Nye who got into an evolutionism vs creationism debate with Answers in Genesis’s (AiG) president Ken Ham believes that all the exhibits on the ark’s third deck were “absolutely wrong” and “misleading.”
Nye paid a visit to the exhibit and Creation Museum in July 8. The Science Guy has long known Ham, who was behind the exhibit, as the two had got engaged in hot debates on several occasions. Shortly after the visit, Nye said in an interview that what he saw in Kentucky was very alarming.
Although he deemed the ark an “eye-catching attraction,” he said that the experience there was “much more troubling and disturbing” than anticipated. He was especially disturbed by the kids visiting the site who he perceived as “indoctrinated.”
Ham recalls that dozens of kids, teens and adults swarmed around he and Nye as the two men were debating the validity of their own beliefs. He added that from the thousands of visitors at the Ark that day some of them had a “unique opportunity” which they may never forget.
Ham explained that while Nye challenged his belief in the accuracy of the Bible, Ham challenged Nye’s own view of the world and beliefs.
“It was a clash of world views,”
the AiG president said.
He added that he said a short prayer for the Science Guy at the ark and everything ended with a friendly handshake. Ham pledged to release some clips of the encounter on YouTube next week.
Nye was in disagreement with Ham on topics considered true by Christians such as the fact that dinosaurs were contemporary to humans but perished in the flood or that the Earth is much younger than evolutionists believe.
Nye thinks that presenting these teachings to children as truths is harmful to their education. He said that he was troubled by the large numbers of school-aged children present at the exhibit. He added that those kids were fed-spooned by their parents and looked indoctrinated and “brainwashed.” He was also troubled by a small girl in the audience who asked him to change his beliefs.
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