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PETERSBURG, Ky. — Why are we here?
That simple but seemingly unanswerable question will be the central topic of discussion Tuesday night in Petersburg, Ky. as two of the most outspoken participants in the evolution vs. creationism debate will take part in a special conversation at the Creation Museum.
Museum founder Ken Ham and famed pop scientist Bill Nye “The Science Guy” have agreed on the prompt "Is creation a viable model of origins in today's modern scientific era?" CNN correspondent Tom Foreman will moderate the debate, which begins at 7 p.m.
Ham is a leading creation apologist, best-selling Christian author and president/CEO of Answers in Genesis (AiG) , the Bible-defending organization behind the museum and sponsor of the event.
Nye, a former host of the popular "Bill Nye the Science Guy" TV program for children, supports the idea of evolution , the belief that different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth. The theory of evolution was popularized by Charles Darwin in 1859 by way of his book, "On the Origin of Species ."
YOU CAN WATCH THE EVENT ON WCPO.COM
The expected number of watchers is an estimate based on the more than 10,000 churches, schools, colleges and organization that contacted to the museum to let them know they plan to stream the debate when it airs live Tuesday night.