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  •  I'm not focused on the perceived outcome... (7+ / 0-)

    That outcome being a predicted blasting of Nye by an unfriendly audience.

    I am supportive of giving science a voice, engaging the fundamentalists not only at large, but inside their own "territory" as well.

    Examine the results.  Improve for the next round, since there will always be a next round.  

    There is value in this, as a parent like myself can present footage of this debate to my kids one day, pausing as needed to highlight what the creationist is doing to try and deceive viewers while the scientists is making all the logical and rational points, supported by evidence.

    I can prep my kiddos for the misleading techniques people like this use, and what effect they have on believers swept up by them.  So I will put forth into the world 2 kids that will know how to take down the huckster, and help the victims of the huckster come back to reality!

    "We're all put to the test... but it never comes in the form or at the point we would prefer, does it?" ~Sir Anthony Hopkins from The Edge

    by Dont Get MAD on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 08:15:48 AM PST

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