If you haven’t yet seen Bill Nye’s video on evolution versus creationism, watch the video here:
This debate, of course, is not a new one. Indeed, it is deeply embedded in our culture. Consider, for instance, the so-called Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925 that was dramatized in the classic 1960 film Inherit the Wind, starring Spencer Tracy.
At Big Think, we are looking to keep this debate going, and invite all viewpoints. To that end, we will be featuring rebuttals to Bill Nye in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we suggest you watch William F Buckley’s 1997 A Firing Line Debate: Resolved: That the Evolutionists Should Acknowledge Creation.
This debate pits proponents of intelligent design such including Buckley, law professor Phillip Johnson, biochemist Michael Behe, and the Discovery Institute’s David Berlinski against proponents of Evolution: philosopher Barry Lynn, anthropologist Eugenie C. Scott, philosopher of biology Michael Ruse, and molecular biologist Kenneth Miller.
Will this debate is a decade and a half old, and some of the references might be out of date, we find it to be one of the most interesting and well-argued debates on evolution that we have seen.
Watch the debate here:
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