TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

Editorials

February 3, 2014

When it comes to creation, I’m no ‘science guy’

CORBIN — Way back in elementary school, I can remember spending a lot of class time staring at the clock.

There were many periods where I could not wait for the bell to ring so I could bolt from my desk and away from a teacher’s lecture.

But somedays, the lectures would get replaced by a TV on a cart that came equipped with a VCR.

Students from the 1990s know what I am talking about.

If you had to be stuck in a classroom, these times were some of the best.

Instead of teaching a lesson themselves, teachers sometimes borrowed a TV on a cart from the library to show an educational video.

Sometimes these videos were just as hard to sit through as a typical class, but most of the time they were fun and entertaining — at least for a young child.

One of the particular videos I enjoyed watching at school was the “Bill Nye The Science Guy” series.

“Bill Nye The Science Guy” was an educational TV show that ran 30-minute episodes on PBS.

It was hosted by Bill Nye who used comedy and wacky experiments to teach science to children.

As a nerdy 11-year-old, I really enjoyed the humor of the show, and the fact I learned something about science was an added bonus.

I even remember owning an episode of “Bill Nye” on VHS that I brought to school to share with my class.

So an afternoon with Bill Nye was a nice diversion from the typical school day back in the mid-1990s. But after I moved on to junior high and high school, I had forgotten all about Bill Nye.

Fast forward to 2014, a name from the past is back on the scene.

According to a story by the Associated Press, Bill Nye will be at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky. this Tuesday.

On that day, he is going to debate with the museum’s founder, Ken Ham, in the museum’s auditorium.

The title of the debate is, “Is creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern scientific era?”

Bill Nye, who has an agnostic view, argues that teaching students about creation would be misleading them as it is “inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe.”

In my opinion, creation is absolutely consistent with everything we observe in the universe.

Just take a look around at our world sometime.

The sunsets, the stars in the sky, all of the beauty in nature — all of that did not happen by accident.

I’m sure there are many different opposing views and theories against creation, but I will always remember the theory I was taught because of how ridiculous it sounded.

In my freshman earth and space science class, I was taught that billions of years ago, huge clouds of dust somehow came together to form the stars and the planets.

Living in the backwoods of Kentucky all my life, I’ve seen many, many clouds of dust. And not one time did I look at a cloud of dust and think, “Wow, in a billion years from now, that cloud of dust will sure make a pretty star.”

Of course, man was formed from dust but only after God sculpted him and breathed the breath of life into him.

Hebrews 11:3 says, “By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.”

There has never been a doubt in my mind that God created this world and this universe we live in.

Everything we see around us is just so perfectly made.

I realize it may sound crazy to Bill Nye that all of this around us could just be created. But that’s how powerful our God really is.

Brad Hall is the nighttime editor for the Times-Tribune. He can be reached at bhall@thetimestribune.com. You can also visit his blog at hallthingsconsidered.blogspot.com

1
Text Only
Editorials
  • LIKE IT OR NOT: MLB's All Star effort was a bust

    With the 85th edition of Major League Baseball’s All-Star game in the books, I have to say I feel like the whole thing was a complete bust.

    July 18, 2014

  • THE WAY IT IS: Some local teams can make a run

    Well folks, our Little League All-Star action is beginning to wind down, and I’ve been fortunate enough to see two of the Tri-County’s resp

    July 17, 2014

  • LIKE IT OR NOT: It's been a very busy summer

    While a lot of people would expect the local sports scene to slow down in the Tri-County in the summer time, that’s not usually the case for us here at the Times-Tribune.

    July 16, 2014

  • John Ross.jpg May we all cherish those few WWII vets who still live

    I watch this old BBC program pretty often called “Are You Being Served?” It’s mostly out of syndication — what shows remain can be seen most often through PBS.

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0502 Bobbie Poynter So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu

    I never have been very good at saying goodbye — family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, community — for years you’ve had my back and in turn, I believe I’ve had yours.

    July 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ronnie Ellis.jpg ‘Uh hummm!’ It’s been an interesting week

    One column can’t cover everything from a busy week of political events, but here are some quick takeaways from last week.

    July 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brad Hall.jpg Let’s multiply our numbers like fleas do

    Last Saturday, my wife, Carmen, and I spent the day at the Kings Island theme park near Cincinnati, Ohio.

    July 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • John Burkhart.jpg Not an earthly trace

    Just married (1897) and in his late 20’s, my grandfather was determined to make a living on a hillside farm covered in wilderness; much as his father had done before him in 1846  when he arrived from Germany.

    July 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brad Hall.jpg Col. Mustard with the candlestick in Heaven

    One of my favorite movies is the murder mystery comedy “Clue,” which is based on the popular board game of the same name.

    June 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • John Burkhart.jpg Now or Never

    A story is told of an old widower who decided it was time to find a new wife. He chose to look for this new bride through the obituaries column; identifying new widows.

    June 30, 2014 1 Photo

Front page
Featured Ads
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Obama Voices Concern About Casualties in Mideast Diplomacy Intensifies Amid Mounting Gaza Toll AP Exclusive: American Beaten in Israel Speaks Obama Protects Gay, Transgender Workers Raw: Gaza Rescuers Search Rubble for Survivors Raw: International Team Inspects MH17 Bodies Raw: 25 Family Members Killed in Gaza Airstrike US Teen Beaten in Mideast Talks About Ordeal 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide