It leads to headlines like this one on the front page of today’s Cincinnati Enquirer:
Bible! Science! Who will win?
But there are a few problems with that attention-getting text:
- Millions of Christians will tell you they don’t have to choose between one or the other, and that even includes Ken Ham who ignorantly considers Creationism to be legitimate science.
- This debate will not settle the question.
- Even if we grant the premise that religion and science are in a battle, then science has already won. We know that because when the two go head-to-head, evidence-based reasoning always beats faith-based anything. One well-publicized debate’s not going to change that fact.
Enjoy the publicity, Ken Ham. From a PR-perspective, you’ve outdone yourself with this event.