The Bill Nye-Ken Ham debate had a side effect Bill Nye did not look for. Ken Ham secured the last funding he needed for his Ark Encounter project. And Ken Ham credits his debate with Bill Nye with that success.
Ken Ham announced his funding breakthrough last night on a live Internet stream. (YouTube has the archive here.) In addition, the Associated Press ran this report from interviews with Ken Ham, Bill Nye, and Mark Looy, director of communications for Answers in Genesis.