#HamOnNye

Ryan Robinson

It is easiest to identify Ryan as both theologian and tech guy. By day, Ryan is a Technical Consultant work with PeaceWorks Technology Solutions. There, he works on websites, CRMs, and SharePoint implementations. Along with blogging here, Ryan is a founding member of the MennoNerds blogging network and a contributor to the book A Living Alternative.

2 Responses

  1. AffableDaffy says:

    Bill Nye is not even a scientist. Neither men are. What kind of debate was this? A sham.

    • Nye does have a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and some background using that professionally, and he definitely used much more actual science in the debate from everything I heard.

      But yes, I think you’re generally right. It was never meant to be a real discussion. It was never meant to be about science. It was a chance for Ham to rile up his followers against the heathens. Nye fell for it and I think Ham won because of that, although there may have been some listening who were genuinely wondering and appreciated the science he explained.

      Now, an actually good discussion would be between two legitimate scientists who were both Christians. But nobody would pay attention to that because that’s boring. We much prefer to create false dichotomies (faith vs science, good person vs bad person, etc.).