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Our Camp Infinity campers had a very unique and unexpected opportunity during our seven-day camp—they got to personally meet Bill Nye, “the Science Guy!"

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Camp Infinity Campers Meet Bill Nye “The Science Guy”

Our Camp Infinity campers had a very unique and unexpected opportunity during our seven-day camp—they got to personally meet Bill Nye, “the Science Guy!"

Several weeks ago during a Facebook live video, Ken Ham, Answers in Genesis’ president and CEO of the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter, publicly invited TV personality and engineer Bill Nye to tour the full-size Noah’s Ark. The two were familiar with one another from their well-watched debate on origins at the Creation Museum in 2014. Well, Bill Nye took Ken Ham up on his offer and got a personal tour of the Ark soon after it opened. After his visit to the Ark, Nye toured the Creation Museum where he met up with a group of Camp Infinity students.

Ci students had been learning apologetics all week and had just been taught how to engage with those who have a different worldview when they met up with agnostic and evolutionist Bill Nye. We were so proud of them as they eagerly engaged with Nye, asking him questions and challenging him on his worldview. The students even took a moment to pray for Nye after he left.

Here are some comments I received from the students afterward:  

One camper said it was sad to see that his heart was so hard. Another was stunned by how much his answers really made no sense when he was asked things. One young lady said that his answers helped her to see that doubting God’s Word and a biblical worldview was ridiculous if it meant she'd be as clueless as he. His answers did the opposite of what he intended—they strengthened her faith. They also said it seemed that every time one of them asked him a question he didn't have a ready answer for, or if they dug deeper and weren't dissuaded by his spiel, the camera guy would interrupt to say they had to move on.

The campers noted a few other things too. They said he blatantly avoided most Scripture areas in museum displays. They noticed he also seemed to be trying to point out sexism everywhere in displays since "man" was constantly mentioned "leaving out half of the population.” Of course, it was obvious, even to the campers, “man” was being used to refer to the general population, not specifically males.

The campers also said that he shared some philosophy with them saying, “our main purpose in existence is passing on genetic material.” He also reportedly told them that life is hard and “when you’re dead, you’re dead.” The campers rightly recognized this as a philosophical position devoid of hope, meaning, and purpose.

While Nye was touring the Ark exhibit featured in the museum he threw out several skeptical questions, likely not expecting answers. But one of our campers immediately responded with some very good and biblically accurate answers for him! They weren’t shy to share the truth of God’s Word.

We were very proud of our campers for being so quick and willing to engage with someone who didn’t share their worldview. It was exciting to see the solid answers they’d received all week confirmed by the weak answers Bill Nye gave to their questions. We were also excited that, very unexpectedly, Bill Nye was able to learn about Camp Infinity. He, and other evolutionists like him, often think creationists are anti-science but he was able to see that we have a camp dedicated to teaching kids real, hands-on science, but from a biblical worldview. Creationists certainly aren’t anti-science! We love science! Hopefully Nye was able to see that and was challenged regarding his beliefs.

Watch this 3-minute video to hear what was said in the Starting Points Room at the Creation Museum. 

If you have a science-minded young person, consider sending them to Camp Infinity to learn hands-on science and be equipped to think biblically about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Learn more about Camp Infinity, or apply today, at CampInfinity.com/camps.

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Dan Wooster

Dan is the founder of Camp Infinity, a retired computer science professor, cofounder of a software development company, and a member of the board for Answers in Genesis. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen. They have 3 married children and 5 grand children. He loves to inspire young people with a biblical view of the world, especially science & technology.

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Dan is the founder of Camp Infinity, a retired computer science professor, cofounder of a software development company, and a member of the board for Answers in Genesis. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen. They have 3 married children and 5 grand children. He loves to inspire young people with a biblical view of the world, especially science & technology.

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