Bill Nye referred to a “body of knowledge,” and his beliefs are part of this “body of knowledge,” so the ungodly historical stories are part of what Bill calls “the body of knowledge.” With bravado, Bill defined “science” as a method plus this “body of knowledge,” so, in his mind, no one dares to challenge his beliefs. The “body of knowledge” confirms his beliefs. By his definition, the “body of knowledge” is science, so this definition means that Bill’s beliefs are science.
Consider how Bill’s logic works. He assumes big bang, billions of years, no creation, no worldwide Genesis Flood, and no way to know God personally. Then, he adds those assumptions to the body of knowledge. He then labels this body of knowledge “science.” Then, what he is now calling “science” proves his original assumptions. He says that “science” proves big bang, billions of years, no creation, no worldwide Genesis Flood, and no way to know God personally. But what’s really happening? His assumptions are proving his assumptions. It’s circular reasoning.
On the other side of the debate, Ken Ham said that he knows God, and he said that everyone who seeks Christ finds Christ. That means we can know Christ, and we can test this truth. Therefore, we don’t have to take Ken’s word for it since anyone with an open mind can test it. Built on this foundation, Ken said God reveals the history of the universe through the Bible.
Ken and Bill agree that Bill bases the historical part of this “body of knowledge” on assumptions. Ken brought it up, and Bill made a statement defending the basis of his thinking. They disagree on whether assumptions are a trustworthy way of knowing. Bill believes that assumptions are a trustworthy way of knowing everything and Ken believes that assumptions aren’t a trustworthy way of knowing anything.
Ken’s interpretation of scientific observation rests on what God reveals to him through Scripture since he knows that revelation is necessary for understanding origins history, and scientific observation confirms what God reveals through Scripture. Because of this knowledge, Ken uses the divine revelation in the Bible as a starting point for thinking.
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