Because of the nature of the event, Ken Ham was often unable to respond directly to many of these statements.However, the majority of Nye’s statements and questions have been addressed on our website or by other organizations who teach a young-earth creation.No modern scientist watched the ice sheets form, so it’s possible that storms or phases within a storm, not whole winters, deposited many of them.This would have been especially true during the post-Flood Ice Age, a time of numerous storms and volcanic eruptions.There were many defining moments in the historic debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham at the Creation Museum in Northern Kentucky.For Ken Ham, one of those defining moments came when Bill Nye twice referred to origins as a “great mystery.” Each time, Ken Ham responded by saying, “There is a book . .” Of course that book is the Bible, God’s Word, which gives us answers to the skeptical questions of the age.However, other scientists produced a “SPECMAP” timescale based on the idea that seafloor sediments were deposited slowly and gradually for many thousands of years.Their SPECMAP predicted that the GISP2 ice should have been 25,000 years older at that 2,800-meter depth.
Because ice layers become less distinct at greater depths, simply discerning deeper layers becomes more difficult.These two important details derail the ice-core argument for an old earth: layers are not necessarily annual, and researchers employ circular reasoning to adjust counts to fit the vast ages they expect.The volcanism during the Flood year would have warmed ocean water enough for increased evaporation and precipitation to rapidly build the ice sheets.* Mr. Thus, researchers usually “date” ice cores with theoretical models called “glacial flow models”—and these models assume evolutionary time.Counting layers sounds straightforward, but circular reasoning even shows up here.However, two “dating details” negate this challenge.The first dating detail exposes circular reasoning, which occurs when one assumes a particular outcome in arguing for that same outcome.Glaciologists drill and extract cylindrical cores from high-latitude ice sheets and use different techniques to estimate the cores’ age at certain depths.Bible skeptics, like recent debater Bill Nye, claim these ice cores contain hundreds of thousands of annual layers, far too many for the Bible’s short timescale. reported back that Picardo and Nye spent 3 hours together in Nye's bedroom, which she believes is proof of an affair. Bill Nye was interviewed by CNN after possible 2016 presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio stated that “the age of the universe has zero to do with how our economy is going to grow” and that the dispute over the question “has nothing to do with the gross domestic product or economic growth of the United States.” (Be sure to read the complete quotation and last week’s analysis of Rubio’s remarks) Nye, a popular children’s television personality, is an outspoken evolutionist and secular humanist who has made dire predictions that American progress will grind to a halt if American children fail to accept evolutionary ideas.