* Bill Nye / Ken Ham Debate Analysis: Coming this Friday! We were honored to have Ken Ham on our program yesterday during the countdown to the big debate, what some have called Scopes II, after the famed Scopes Monkey Trial. Now, coming up on Friday on Real Science Radio, Bob Enyart and Fred Williams plan to analyze the debate. Tune in for what we hope will be some fascinating observations. We'll critique both sides.
* RSR Bill Nye Debate Analysis Preview: Bill Nye gets discredited for claiming as evidence various outdated arguments that even evolutionists have falsified, and for being rather unfamiliar with major aspects of his opponents position. Also, since Nye kept asking whether or not creationism makes predictions, the guys would like to point out that we've long had such a list on our website, at rsr.org/predictions, and we're excited that our published rsr.org/schedule shows that we've planned to air a full program on our predictions this very month of February! So now, we're really looking forward to that! :)
* RSR Ken Ham Debate Analysis Preview: Ken scores highly, including for keeping the debate in it's greater perspective and for using more current and more bullet-proof evidence. He lost points, however, for wasting ten precious minutes needlessly emphasizing the distinction between observational and historical science. But this is not the big fundamental issue that so many creationists make of it. With their argument, creationists are unwittingly conceding to the materialist claim that you can only know that which your five senses tell you. No one has to see the builder to know that their home had a builder. What's worse for Ken's point: meeting the builder and even watching him build a house does not give you any more certainty that the house had a builder than those who had never seen him. Visual observation does not trump reason, math, logic, and the mind the way that Ken Ham's emphasis implies. Ken gave the origin of the term science, from the Latin scientia, meaning knowledge, which by our usage refers to carefully acquired knowledge of the cosmos and everything in it. And again, yes, there is a difference between observational and historical science, but that difference is not a qualitative difference that somehow prevents one from obtaining certainty.
* Now, For Today's BEL Show Summary: What Lockheed Martin can do with a laser, we Christians should be able to do with the Scriptures, for no weapon used against us should prevail, as we bring down wickedness in high places. Bob discusses his book, The Plot of the Bible. Apparent contradictions plague many Bible students. The Plot demonstrates how hundreds of such contradictions disappear when the reader applies the big picture of the Bible to its details. Tunnel vision focuses so narrowly on a problem that the solution often lies just out of view. Bob teaches how to use the whole counsel of God to understand the plot of the Bible and to solve biblical mysteries.
Today's Resource: Learn the Key to the Plot Twist
Order Bob Enyart's best-selling book, The Plot! Or, you can listen to his seminars on The Plot and The Tree! Or get the entire set of all five of Bob'sPlot Bible Study Albums or check out The Plot Boys for Bible students of all ages! You'll love this powerful teaching through Scripture as you see that the overview of the Bible really is the only valid key to its details!