In a couple of hours, the anticipated debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham will take place. As expected, there has been banter from both sides of the argument. What has been surprising, however, are the extremely strong statements from evolutionists. For example:
- “When you accept a debate, you are accepting there is something worth debating…Creationism vs. evolution however is not worth debating. Why? Simple, there is nothing to debate. Evolution is a scientific fact, backed by mountains of evidence, peer-reviewed papers you could stack to the moon and an incredible scientific community consensus” (Dan Arel, richarddawkins.net).
- “There is nothing to debate…Debating about such issues lends credibility to Ham and his beliefs. It is like debating with lawyers who are interested in making their case,”” (Jerry A. Coyne, csmonitor.com)
These statements make one wonder. If there are “mountains of evidence,” then what do evolutionists have to lose in this debate? If evolution is so undeniably factual, then wouldn’t a debate just further confirm that? Let’s make no mistake; there is absolutely something to debate here.
The above quotes point to a factual reality that is hard to swallow for many: evolution is presented dishonestly. There are examples to back this up. (1) Advocates of evolution have fought very hard to remove all other views, specifically religious views, from schools. The best way to brainwash people is by not letting them know any other sides of the argument. (2) Supporters of evolution have sued the school system to have a sticker removed from textbooks which stated that evolution was a theory, not a fact (nbcnews.com). Even though evolution is only a theory. (3) Evolutionists are continuing to include “evidence” for evolution in modern day textbooks which has already been proven false even by supporters of evolution.
Here are just a couple of the many examples of this happening in textbooks.
- Haeckel’s Embryo pictures. Already accepted as a fraud. Here are just a few of many current textbooks that still teach this is fact:
- BSCS Biology: A Human Approach (Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, 2006).
- Sylvia S. Mader, Jeffrey A. Isaacson, Kimberly G. Lyle-Ippolito, Andrew T. Storfer, Inquiry Into Life (13th ed., McGraw Hill, 2011).
- Peter H. Raven, George B. Johnson, Kenneth A. Mason, Jonathan B. Losos, and Susan R. Singer, Biology, (9th ed., McGraw Hill, 2011).
- The Miller-Urey Experiment. Widely accepted today as outdated and false. Here are just a few modern textbooks that still claim this as proof of evolution:
- Colleen Belk and Virginia Borden Maier, Biology: Science for Life (Benjamin Cummings, 3rd ed., 2010).
- Scott Freeman, Biological Science (4th ed., Benjamin Cummings / Pearson, 2011).
- David Savada, H. Craig Heller, Gordon H. Orians, William K. Purves, David M. Hillis, Life: The Science of Biology (8th ed., Sinauer Associates, 2008).
As Christians, there is a lot riding on this debate. This debate could shine some light of truth, even if just a little sliver, into the dishonesty of evolutionists. This debate could crack the door open for religion to be taught once again in schools. Above all, perhaps this debate could even change the minds of some and help them find salvation.