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Watch this: Bill Nye debates evolution with the founder of the Creation Museum

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Bill Nye
Bill Nye

Bill Nye debated the founder of the Creation Museum tonight in a move that he hopes will promote scientific literacy in the United States. The popular science enthusiast and television host agreed to argue the origin of species with Ken Ham in an event livestreamed on YouTube and CNN.com. Naturally, Nye will be taking the side of evolution.

Nye faced criticism over his decision to participate in the debate, with some scientists arguing that creationism is a mythology based on faith and nothing more. "I decided to participate in the debate because I felt it would draw attention to the importance of science education here in the United States," Nye wrote in a piece for CNN before the event. "I'm excited and very much looking forward to the encounter." You can watch the event captured live below.