The student take on creationism: is it viable?

Bill Nye debated Ken Ham about the viability of creationism, arguing that it is not viable. Students weigh in with their opinions as well. Source: Flickr user Ed Schipul.

Bill Nye debated Ken Ham about the viability of creationism, arguing that it is not viable. Students weigh in with their opinions as well. Source: Flickr user Ed Schipul.

Joyce Varma

Two students weigh in on creationism versus evolution.

Bill Nye debated Ken Ham about the viability of creationism, arguing that it is not viable. Students weigh in with their opinions as well. Source: Flickr user Ed Schipul.

Bill Nye debated Ken Ham about the viability of creationism, arguing that it is not viable. Students weigh in with their opinions as well. Source: Flickr user Ed Schipul.

After science educator Bill Nye and founder of the Creation Museum Ken Ham debated the viability of the model of creationism last month, Ham’s museum recently procured the funds to build a Noah’s Ark theme park. Though scientists generally disapproved of Nye’s decision to debate Ham, saying it would bring attention to Ham’s cause and views, around half of Americans already believe in creationism. According to a 2012 Gallup Poll, 46 percent of Americans accept creationism to be true, while only 15 percent believe in evolution with no intervention from God. Senior Joseph Martin, who believes in creationism, and senior Pooja Desai, who believes in evolution, express their views.

Martin takes creationism to be true. According to him, humans could not have evolved from other forms of life because they are fundamentally different from other species.

Desai believes in evolution. She says that there is obvious scientific evidence to support evolution and natural selection.

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