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Old February 4 2014, 09:54 PM   #16
gturner
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Re: Bill Nye to debate Creationist tonight at 7 - 2.4 on CNN

^ Up through part of the 1700's a common thought was that Newton's law of gravitation explains why the planets orbit as they do, but it also says that they couldn't have just started orbiting all by themselves because something had to start the motion, just as Newton's laws predict. So God reached out his hand and started them rolling along in their orbits. But those meddling scientists weren't content with that idea...

Anyway, unless Bill Nye has read up on these debates, he might get trounced because he's not an evolutionary biologist, he's a mechanical engineer. The creationists will spring one of their many arguments like "Evolution claims that bats and whales are more closely related to each other than are almost any two random species of frogs! That's just absurd!" If he's not already encountered and countered the huge variety of such arguments, he might start flailing.
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