Bill Nye defends evolution in Kentucky debate

Bill Nye defends evolution in Kentucky debate

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The debate Tuesday night drew intense interest in science and faith circles. (Source: Associated Press) The debate Tuesday night drew intense interest in science and faith circles. (Source: Associated Press)

By DYLAN LOVAN
Associated Press

PETERSBURG, Ky. (AP) - TV's "Science Guy" Bill Nye and the leader of a Kentucky museum who believes in creationism are debating a question that has nagged humankind: "How did we get here?"

The debate Tuesday night drew intense interest in science and faith circles.

Ken Ham is the head of the Creation Museum. He believes the Earth was created 6,000 years ago by God and is told strictly through the Bible.

Nye says he is worried the U.S. will not move forward if creationism is taught to children.

The museum quickly sold out its 800 seats and the debate is being shown live on the Internet.

Nye is the former host of "Bill Nye The Science Guy," a 1990s science education TV program that is still played in some classrooms.

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