Sometimes, for a blissful, brief moment, I manage to forget how much stupidity there is in the world.  Last night I got a stellar reminder.  Bill Nye (the hero of every scientifically minded school child of the 90s) debated Ken Ham (of ‘Creation Museum’ infamy).  There was a fair bit of commentary before the debate from the scientific and skeptic community, questioning Nye’s judgement in even agreeing to the debate, in part because the funds raised are supporting the creationists.  But the bigger problem, nicely articulated on the Dawkins Foundation website is that there really is nothing to debate – creationism is a sad remnant of mythology while evolution is fact based science – and holding such a debate gives creationism a type of credibility that it simply doesn’t deserve. Continue reading