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Bill Nye the Science Guy debates Creation Museum owner Ken Ham

Bill Nye, left, and Ken Ham will debate the issue Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET.
Bill Nye, left, and Ken Ham will debate the issue Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET.

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Update: Archive video of the debate is available below.

After two weeks of hype about a football game that turned out to be far less exciting than expected and after what feels like two months' worth of reports about wicked winter weather, it's nice to have something completely different to talk about — even if it's a topic that sparks heated discussion:

Tonight at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET, it's evolution vs. creationism when Los Angeles's own Bill Nye "the science guy" and Ken Ham, founder of the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., debate onstage (and live online, for free).

Watch the debate:

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As Louisville's Courier-Journal explains:

"It began with an online video, viewed 6 million times: TV's 'Bill Nye the Science Guy' arguing that teaching biblical creationism was bad for children.

"That got under the skin of Ken Ham, founder of Northern Kentucky's controversial Creation Museum, which presents the biblical creation story as scientific fact. Ham fired back with a video of his own, and with the viral buzz growing, the two sides agreed to a public showdown."

They'll be onstage at the museum. According to the Courier-Journal, "the $25 tickets ... sold out in two minutes, and discussion of the event has lit up cultural blogs, attracted national attention and stoked an ages-old fight between science and religion."

CNN's Belief Blog has posted pieces about the positions that Ham and Nye take:

Nye's video is here:

Bill Nye video

Ham's response video is here:

Ham response video