Australian Pastor Ken Ham thinks he knows more about science than Bill Nye, the Science Guy. Seems Ham caught Bill Nye’s appearance on Bill Maher’s HBO show last week and took exception to remarks made about the moon reflecting the sun’s light, making the Biblical claim that it is a “great light” in and of itself invalid. Ham bases his belief on Genesis 1:16:
God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.
For Biblical literalists like Ham, that’s all one needs to know. But to actual scientists – heck, to those of us who understand even a little cosmology – the moon is only reflecting the light of the sun. Nye related an anecdote about a lecture he gave in which he pointed this out and outraged Christians stormed out of the hall.