Bill Nye, Ken Ham Creationism Debate Tickets Sell Out in Minutes; Streaming Info Released

Tickets for the upcoming debate on the viability of creationism between "The Science Guy" Bill Nye and Creation Museum CEO and President Ken Ham sold out within minutes, but information has been released for how people can still watch it via live streaming.

"Sorry, all tickets for the debate with Bill Nye sold out within minutes!" Ham posted on Facebook on Monday, when the $25 tickets for the Feb. 4 debate at The Creation Museum's 900-seat Legacy Hall in Petersburg, Ky., went on sale.

The debate will center around the question: "Is creation a viable model of origins in today's modern scientific world?"

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The debate will still be available via live video stream on the day of the event for $4.99. Other options include video download and DVD preorders.

Nye, who came to be known as "The Science Guy" from his 90's children's TV show, advocates for evolution and has criticized teaching creationism to children on a number of occasions.

"If we raise a generation of students who don't believe in the process of science, who think everything that we've come to know about nature and the universe can be dismissed by a few sentences translated into English from some ancient text, you're not going to continue to innovate," Nye said in a September 2012 interview with The Associated Press.

While he has said that people are free to believe what they want religiously, he has warned that teaching creationism in textbooks could be an obstacle to producing scientifically literate students.

Ham, who supports a literal interpretation of the creation account in Genesis, has argued that Nye "doesn't understand the difference between historical science and observational science."

"This debate will help highlight the fact that so many young people are dismissing the Bible because of evolution, and even many young people who had grown up in the church decided to leave the church because they saw evolution as showing the Bible could not be trusted," Ham has said about the upcoming debate, asking supporters to pray for him.

According to Answers in Genesis, of which Ham is also the CEO and President, both Ham and Nye will have the opportunity to deliver "the best information currently available" for their respective cases, and then they will have the chance for rebuttal and to answer audience questions.

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