The Chatter: Bill Nye to debate creationism in Kentucky; Rick Perry to fundraise for Ky GOP

01/02/2014 03:19 PM

The Creation Museum will play host to a debate between Bill Nye “The Science Guy” and Creation Museum founder Ken Ham in February.

The Associated Press first reported on the debate which will focus on science and creation at the Northern Kentucky museum.

Nye, who is critical of creationism, garnered plenty of attention with a video posted on YouTube in August, 2012 which asked parents not to teach creationism to their children.

“(I)f you want to deny evolution and live in your world, in your world that’s completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that’s fine, but don’t make your kids do it because we need them,” Nye said. “We need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future. We need people that can—we need engineers that can build stuff, solve problems.”

Texas Governor Rick Perry fundraising for Kentucky GOP

Rick Perry is set to headline a Republican Lincoln Reagan Dinner in March at Murray State University.

Bruce Schreiner of the AP is reporting that the event will be part of a push by Republicans to take the House in the 2014 election cycle.

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has also been invited to the event, as has U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. Paul has said he is considering a Presidential run in 2016, and Perry is also mentioned as a possible GOP candidate.

About Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics, the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like the connection between the high profile Steubenville, Ohio rape and a Kentucky hacker whose push for further investigation could put him in federal prison. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Follow Nick on Twitter @NickStorm_cn2. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or nicholas.storm@charter.com.

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