4. Evidence Points to Creation
Far from Nye's arguments against it, however, Ham claimed that science promotes a creationist model. He discussed the "Creation Orchard," the alternative to the "Darwinian Evolutionary Tree," as a method of tracing small changes within "kinds." Ham cited a January 2014 study which argued for "a single origin for dogs, and disfavoring alternative models in which dog lineages arise separately from geographically distinct wolf populations." It was these kinds, not each species, which travelled with Noah on the Ark.
Nye attacked the idea of the flood from multiple angles. "Is it reasonable that Noah and his family were able to maintain 14,000 animals and themselves, and feed them, aboard a ship that was bigger than anyone's ever been able to build?" he asked. Nye also suggested that, if the animals from the flood landed in the Middle East, there should be skeletons of kangaroos between Ararat and Australia.
5. The Bible Requires a Six-Day Creation
Christians who believe in an old earth are forced to contradict the Bible, Ham declared. "If you believe in millions of years, you've got death and suffering and disease over millions of years," the creationist explained. But "the Bible makes it very clear death is the result of man's sin." It also says both humans and animals did not eat meat until after the flood. "I'm not saying they're not Christians," Ham admitted, "because salvation is conditioned upon faith in Christ, not the age of the earth."
Nye admitted that there is "no incompatibility between religion and science," but argued that Ham is the exception. "There are millions in the world who believe in God and accept science," he explained. The "Science Guy" said he considers science and a higher power completely separate issues.