Promotion photo for the debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham.

Excerpts from the Ham on Nye showdown

(RNS) The two-and-a-half-hour debate Tuesday (Feb. 4) between Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis and Bill Nye the Science Guy was a much-hyped showdown between the creationism and evolution camps. Here are some morsels.

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On Bill Nye, Ken Ham, and talking to those we disagree with

When I first heard that Bill Nye and Ken Ham would be debating evolution and creationism at the Creation Museum, I thought it was a big mistake. But as the Nye-Ham debate set the Internet ablaze, I couldn’t help but think of one of the only people I know who has actually visited the Creation Museum.

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Pastor perseveres despite autism diagnosis

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (RNS) In 2009, when he was an associate pastor at Abundant Life Christian Center, Henry Clarke finally faced the puzzle that was his life. He took a test he found online. While the results were a revelation, it was still a devastating diagnosis. By Kathleen Polinquin.

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In Galileo’s hometown, Vatican promotes science

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Four centuries after the Roman Catholic Church branded Galileo a heretic for positing that the sun was the center of the universe, the Vatican is co-hosting a major science exhibition in Galileo's hometown. By Alessandro Speciale.