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Creationism views stir life in local debate viewers

Putting the science aside, Creation Museum founder Ken Ham’s message resonated more with local residents who turned out to watch a webcast of the evolution debate.

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ABOVE: Local residents wait for the start of the Tuesday evening debate between Creation Museum head Ken Ham, and TV’s “Science Guy” Bill Nye. Locally, the debate was shown via an Internet connection at the First Church of God in Bellefontaine. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES) FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Creation Museum head Ken Ham, right, speaks during a debate on evolution with TV’s “Science Guy” Bill Nye, at the Creation Museum Tuesday in Petersburg, Ky. (AP PHOTO | THE COURIER-JOURNAL, MATT STONE)

Mr. Ham, also founder of the Answers in Genesis young-earth creationism theory, debated television scientist Bill Nye “the Science Guy,” on the origins of the world Tuesday evening in the Petersburg, Ky., Creation Museum.

The First Church of God in Bellefontaine hosted a web-based viewing of the event in the church sanctuary that drew upward of 200 people, despite the onset of heavy snows that night.

“Ken Ham was dead-on right in all his answers to all of the questions,” Erika Spring of Bellefontaine said. “It was very encouraging to me and my belief in the Bible. All of your answers are found in the Bible.”

Pastor C.J. Plogger said the local event was intended to offer a Christ-centered look at science.

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