Actually, no predictions on my part, but a few observations:
My read of Nye is that he has a heavily stereotyped image of creationists and creationism. This may very well blind him to the fact that we have something to say about science. (ID’ers are also publicly dismissive of creationists, ignoring virtually all that we’ve done in the area of research. Nye exhibits the same attitude.)
History suggests that Nye will play the religious angle, but he will need to be careful about coming across as too antagonistic towards religious people. He may very well use the “creation is religion, evolution is science” tactic. That’s worked throughout the history of science: Galileo, Scopes, Louisiana, Arkansas, Dover, and countless cases of discrimination against those in education who accept creation and Biblical authority.
In the many interviews he’s conducted since the debate was announced, Nye has yapped on about the sorry state of science education and funding in America. He borders on saying it will be the end of civilization if we teach creation in public schools. He says we need to “save the children” from those big bad creationists!
Unless Bill Nye is much more clever than even evolutionists give him credit for, I’d be surprised if he presents anything more than superficial evidences.
There’s also a good chance that Nye will bring up climate change as a guilty by association tactic!
For more information about the debate, visit the Debate Live website.
For all the years this blog has been operating (and I haven’t posted in a year!), there has yet to be a post about my personal book collecting habits! Better late than never…
Here’s something I snagged awhile ago: a copy of the American Museum of Natural History’s guide book to “The Hall of the Age of Man” by Henry Fairfield Osborn.
See part of my George McCready Price collection, including duplicates, at the Creation History Project wiki.
Reformed Perspective, Vol. 31, No. 9/10, July/August 2012, monthly, $55 (USA) year. 36 pages.
Editor: Jon Dykstra.
Reformed Perspective, 503A Forest Circle, Lunden, WA 98264. Website.
Although the editorial address is in the United States, Reformed Perspective is a Canadian publication with a solid emphasis on a young earth perspective! This issue features several items of interest to creationists:
A short news items by Bryan Grim, ARP Synod passes overture on the historical Adam, on the adoption by the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church of an overture affirming the account of Creation in Genesis 1 & 2 as historical.
John Dykstra reviews the video, Dragons or Dinosaurs? : Creation or Evolution, giving it a thumbs up. (Although he cautions that one of the special feature programs promotes Premillenialism.)
And finally, Margaret Helder provides an excellent summary of the evidence for unfossilized dinosaur bones and blood cells (Mary Schweitzer’s work) in dinosaur bones: Dino bones with blood?!?. Dr. Helder is a speaker with Creation Science Association of Alberta)
Creation Research Society Conference
August 3-4, 2012
Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa
3800 South Fairview Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704-7097
Abstraction Submission Deadline: April 15, 2012
Submit abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org
instructions for abstract format
Early Bird Registration, before May 31st, 2012:
CRS Member: $40.00 ($55.00 after May 31st, 2012)
Non-member: $75.00 ($95.00 after May 31st, 2012)
Conference Schedule (TBD)
The Fourth Henry M. Morris Memorial Lecture
August 3rd, 2012 @ 8 pm
Presented by Dr. Steve Austin
(open to the public)
John Wayne, Orange County Airport.
La Quinta Hotel, John Wayne Airport (Free airport shuttle)
1515 South Coast Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-957-5841 option 6
Acts & Facts, Vol. 41, No. 2, February 2012, monthly, free. 24 pages.
Executive editor: Lawrence E. Ford.
Institute for Creation Research, PO Box 59029, Dallas, TX 75229. Website.
As we’ve previously said, Acts & Facts continues to improve. Of particular note in this issue is Randy Guliuzza’ response to his recent series on natural selection. Guliuzza deals with a variety of concerns and questions over four pages. Most Acts & Facts run one to two pages, very ocassionally three. Also, Jeffrey Tomkins reports on ICR’s research regarding “Internal Telemere Sequences.” Larry Vardiman reports on the SETI radio telescope going back online. Apparently the reason it’s been taken out of mothballs is the growing discovery of planets discovered by the space telescope Kepler. (Note: Answers in Genesis’s planetarium program, The Created Cosmos, was recently updated (and into Blu-ray!) to display the many hundreds of planets found by the Kepler telescope.)
Table of contents
From the Editor: Victory in Jesus by Lawrence E. Ford. p. 3.
Victory Over the Wicked by Henry M. Morris III. p. 4.
Research: Internal Telomere Sequences: Accidents of Evolution or Features of Functional Design? by Jeffrey Tomkins. p. 6.
Events. p. 7.
Hidden in Plain View: Evolution’s Counterfeit History Is Everywhere by James J. S. Johnson. p. 8
SETI Radio Telescope Goes Back Online by Larry Vardiman. p.10
Impact: Darwin’s Sacred Imposter: Answering Questions about the Fallacy of Natural Selection by Randy J. Guliuzza. p. 12.
Back to Genesis: Gaps in the Geologic Column by John D. Morris. p. 16.
Back to Genesis: Arithmetic and the Genetic Code by Frank Sherwin. p. 17.
Back to Genesis: The Genetic Decline of Humanity by Brian Thomas. p. 18.
SOBA Graduate Profile: Seth Trotman by Christine Dao. p. 19.
Letters to the Editor. p. 20.
Stewardship: Enlarging the Tent by Henry M. Morris IV. p. 21
Love and the Heart by Henry M. Morris. p. 22.
pdf of issue
From: Creation & Science Chronicle.