Science person Bill Nye and Christian fundamentalist Ken Ham went toe-to-toe last night on the question of evolution versus creationism, and the best part about the debate—other than Nye’s bowtie anecdote and Ham’s frankly insane PowerPoint slides—was the online commentary.
Creationists may have feared the Internet would use the occasion of the Scopes Trial: Part II to mock and belittle them, and, well, they were absolutely right. Let’s roll the tape!
I’m honestly not even listening to #BillNye ‘s “thoughts” on evolution,no thanks,evolution isn’t true,but God defiantly is.
— Adeng Dal ✝ (@AdengDaL) February 5, 2014
— Debi Devens (@debidevens) February 5, 2014
Bill Nye indoctrinates your kids with the lie of global warming, in schools. Just ask your kids if you don’t believe me. #BillNye
— Young Black Repub (@YoungMarkeece) February 5, 2014
I love Bill Nye so I’m going to pretend he’s not questioning the truth and arguing for evolution. Closed eyes are so sad. #BillNye
— cazine (@cazineelizabeth) February 5, 2014
— Mariahlyn (@ChristianGirl44) February 5, 2014
— Deb-b (@deb_knowsbest) February 5, 2014
— Katy_Bug (@DreamWithLUV15) February 5, 2014
— C.W.Fortney™ (@_CDUB13_) February 5, 2014
— Jennifer Jordan (@elderzwife) February 5, 2014
Glad you find it extraordinary… anything is possible with God #BillNye
— Alyssa Wood (@lyssawoodc) February 5, 2014
— Shay (@shayclare77) February 5, 2014
— Justin Basch (@JustinJBasch) February 5, 2014
What about the pyramids? We cant explain the knowledge used to build them either. #BillNye
— Jessica Hickenbottom (@jeshickenbottom) February 5, 2014
On the other side of the debate, Reddit—especially its image-macro-loving atheist community—had some fun.
GIF via Reddit
Then the r/PhotoshopBattles community found it:
Clearly, nobody came into this event willing to change their mind about the topic at hand. I’d say don’t stop believing, guys, but you know they never will.
Photo by Mystic Politics/Flickr