Bill Nye and President of the Creation Museum Ken Ham held a live debate today on evolution versus creationism.
Streamed on YouTube, the debate peaked at nearly 540,000 viewers, and #creationdebate quickly became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter.
With such a controversial topic comes many opinions, and there was no shortage tonight from both sides:
If you’re going to blindly dismiss scientific knowledge and reason you have no business teaching anyone. #creationdebate
— Dom Alexander (@_DomBombadil) February 5, 2014
Bill Nye still isn’t getting it because HE DOESN’T KNOW THE BIBLE. He doesn’t understand that God’s power trumps all. #creationdebate
— Elissa Roberson (@ElissaRoberson) February 5, 2014
Scientists use evidence. Creationists use a 2000 year old game of telephone #creationdebate
— Bryan Bowden (@thebryanchamp) February 5, 2014
#creationdebate The largest part of my belief in creation is faith. I’d say believing in evolution may take even more faith.
— George Scheide (@georgescheide) February 5, 2014
Nye invites people to investigate, explore. Ham keeps saying “there’s a book.” One nurtures curiosity; the other stifles it. #creationdebate
— Ben Irwin (@benirwin) February 5, 2014
This #creationdebate is pointless. If you have faith, proof is not necessary. If you don’t have faith, there will never be enough proof.
— That Guy T (@_ThatGuyT) February 5, 2014
Being the Internet, there was also no shortage of jokes:
Conspiracy Theory: This is just a crummy commercial for Russell Crowe’s upcoming NOAH. #creationdebate
— Holly Dunsworth (@HollyDunsworth) February 5, 2014
I don’t think any God would be so cruel as to allow The Kardashians to be syndicated so I gotta go with science #creationdebate
— Laura Flynn (@LauraFlynn2) February 5, 2014
Moderator says he will reject any questions / comments that do not make sense. Ken Ham promptly leaves the stage, defeated. #creationdebate
— Benjamin Radford (@BTRadford) February 5, 2014
— Travis Ryan (@DrTarvis) February 5, 2014
At the end of the day, this Twitter user perfectly sums up the creation debate:
In conclusion, nobody’s mind is changed, and a thousand internet arguments are fueled by the fire of opposing beliefs. #creationdebate
— Sass Master Byrd (@WarEagleHaley) February 5, 2014