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Bill Nye Takes Private Tour of Kentucky's Noah's Ark Attraction

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Bill Nye is touring the new Noah's Ark attraction in Kentucky that he has called a danger to the nation's science education.  

Answers in Genesis president Ken Ham extended an invitation to Nye, best known for his 1990s science TV show, to take a private tour of the Ark Encounter Friday.

The two became acquainted when they engaged in a 2014 debate on creationism streamed online.

The science educator also delivered the 2014 Presidential Lecture at Murray State University, shortly before the debate with Ham.

Answers in Genesis says Nye is touring the ark with his own film crew.

The Christian group says the ark is part of its ministry that teaches Old Testament stories as true historical events.  

After the 2014 debate, Nye said he hoped the ark would never be built, because it would "indoctrinate children into this extraordinary and outlandish, unscientific point of view."  

The ark opened to the public Thursday.

Rob Canning is a native of Murray, KY, a 2015 TV Production grad of Murray State. At MSU, he served as team captain of the Murray State Rowing Club. Rob's goal is to become a screenwriter, film director or producer and looks to the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie for inspiration. He appreciates good music, mainly favoring British rock n' roll, and approves of anything with Jack White's name on it. When not studying, rowing or writing, Rob enjoys spending his free time with a book or guitar.
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