This isn't exactly the same as moderating a presidential debate, but tonight’s symposium gets at something far more important: the origin of life. The cameras pan to an all-white audience.4 minutes.Foreman introduces the topic at hand: “Is creation a viable model of origins in today's modern scientific era? Nye, in his signature bowtie, and Ham, with his Aussie accent, hop on stage, shake hands, and ready themselves behind their respective Apple laptops (only Nye’s has stickers). Ham won the coin toss, so he’s up first with an opening statement: the word science has been hijacked, hijacked by secularists.“Otherwise we wouldn’t have built it.” He is predicting the ark will attract two million annual visitors.This makes the reported million in tax incentives granted to the museum by the state government somewhat problematic.
At least according to Ham’s evangelistic organization, Answers in Genesis.1 minute. He’s moderator, and the guy who wrote Obama a letter every day for four years.Recent stories about sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, stalking, violations of dating policies, violations of campus pornography policies, and similar violations in academia are NOT A FLUKE!I decided to organize these by discipline and to include both faculty and administrators.How many more complaints were quietly hidden by universities?How many more were never reported because, let’s be honest here, what’s the point if the crimes are barely punished and people are hired elsewhere anyway?A local FOX affiliate has dubbed Ark Encounter “an evangelical Disney World of sorts” and reports that employees must sign a statement of faith that rejects homosexuality, same-sex marriage, and premarital sex, and affirms their belief in the book of Genesis and in Jesus.