Dear Creation Museum, all science is “historical science.” Here’s why

By John Timmer

Ken Ham’s starting point for doing “historical science.”
Eric Bangeman

There were many curious moments in last week’s Ham-on-Nye debate about creationism—any debate where one side is fundamentally divorced from the reality of deep time will necessarily produce those—but one of them struck at the very nature of science itself. Rather than a single, unified approach to doing science, Ken Ham argued that there were two approaches: the lab-coated science of controlled experiments, and what he terms “historic science.” Ham dismissed Nye’s arguments by calling him “the historic science guy” and …read more

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