PETERSBURG, Ky. (AP) -- Tickets to an evolution debate with science advocate Bill Nye at Kentucky's Creation Museum have sold out on the first day.
The Creation Museum said in a news release Monday that tickets for the debate in its 900-seat auditorium sold out just minutes after they were offered online in the morning. Nye, a former TV star known as "The Science Guy," has agreed to visit the museum and debate founder Ken Ham.
As a creationist, Ham is a critic of evolution and says the Bible's Old Testament provides the answers to the Earth's beginnings. Nye spoke out against teaching creationism to kids in a YouTube video that went viral last year.
The debate is set for 7 p.m. EST Feb. 4.
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