The Internet had a lot of fun with Bill Nye’s Creation Debate

Science person Bill Nye and Christian fundamentalist Ken Ham went toe-to-toe last night.


Miles Klee


Published Feb 5, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 7:17 pm CDT

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.

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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!

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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

#BillNye – Noah did not have “#Superpowers” – he merely had the #Creator inspiration and knowledge.

— 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

Clearly, #BillNye does not know what he’s talking about. @AiG @CreationMuseum #creationdebate #KenHam #GoKenHam 👍⛪️

— Mariahlyn (@ChristianGirl44) February 5, 2014

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When #BillNye leads all his evolutionist followers to the firey pits of hell please lets just remember this moment #creationdebate

— Deb-b (@deb_knowsbest) February 5, 2014

If GOD can make a planet he can make a boat. #KenHam #BillNye #billnyekenhamdebate #bro , #GODisnotdead

— Katy_Bug (@DreamWithLUV15) February 5, 2014

What is #BillNye even saying? He wants to know the future? Only God knows the future. #faultinreasoning

— C.W.Fortney™ (@_CDUB13_) February 5, 2014

Skilled ship builders? With God all things are possible! #creationdebate #BillNye #hamonnye

— Jennifer Jordan (@elderzwife) February 5, 2014

Glad you find it extraordinary… anything is possible with God #BillNye

— Alyssa Wood (@lyssawoodc) February 5, 2014

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@astroengine My God is a God of love, and yes there will be a day of judgement. Until then I pray for all nonbelievers, including #BillNye

— Shay (@shayclare77) February 5, 2014

@dhb7 @BillyHallowell I’m thankful that God has opened my eyes and I’m not subject to believe the garbage flowing out of #BillNye‘s mouth!

— 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.

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Then the r/PhotoshopBattles community found it:

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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

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*First Published: Feb 5, 2014, 1:06 pm CST