On February 4, Bill Nye the Science Guy debated a Creationist moron named Ken Ham on the subject of evolution. Of course, Mr. Ham treated the Book of Genesis (and whatever he thought about it) as his primary source. Apparently, according to the Creationist, all of creation is about 6,000 years old. What’s the point of even trying to debate a fundamentalist Christian troglodyte? I believe with Shakespeare in Hamlet (III:1):
Let the doors be shut upon him
That he may play the fool nowhere but in’s own house.
I am referring to Mr. Ham here, not Bill Nye. I mean, even Pat Robertson—no mean troglodyte himself—reproved the half-baked Ham for his beliefs:
There ain’t no way that’s possible….To say that it all came about in 6,000 years is just nonsense and I think it’s time we come off of that stuff and say this isn’t possible. We’ve got to be realistic that the dating of Bishop Ussher [who merely added the ages of the generations in the Bible] just doesn’t comport with anything that’s found in science, and you can’t just totally deny the geological formations that are out there.
“Let’s be real!” he added. “Let’s not make a joke of ourselves.”
Why do even the more stupid religious fundamentalists believe such arrant nonsense? I think that, if anyone should debate a fool like Ken Ham, it should be a comedian, not a sincere scientific figure like Bill Nye. This was in no way a victory for the Hammites, nor for the followers of scientific evolution. It was just another sad episode of rural stupidity in the former Confederacy.