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02/05/2014 06:59 pm ET

Pat Robertson Disagrees With Creationist Ken Ham, Says 'Let's Not Make A Joke Of Ourselves'

Bill Nye "The Science Guy's" highly anticipated debate with Ken Ham of the Creation Museum had a lot of people talking-- including televangelist Pat Robertson, who implored Ham to stop making creationists look bad, according to Raw Story.

In a video of his appearance on the 700 Club TV program, captured by Right Wing Watch, Robertson reacted to the debate between Ham and Nye by reiterating his previously stated belief that Young Earth Creationism is false.

"There ain't no way that's possible," he said, referring to the belief put forth by Bishop James Ussher that the earth is 6,000 years old.

"We have skeletons of dinosaurs that go back 65 million years," Robertson stated. "To say it all dates back to 6,000 years is just nonsense."

That's not to say that Robertson doesn't believe in creationism at all, however. He puts his faith in a God-guided evolutionary process, declaring "I believe that God started it all, and he is in charge of all of it. But the fact that you have progressive evolution under his control, that doesn't hurt my faith at all."

His point of view is not uncommon. A recent Pew Research survey revealed that 24 percent of U.S. adults that believe that humans have evolved over time think that a supreme being guided the process.

"No one knows what caused the Big Bang, but I say God did it," asserted Robertson on the 700 club.

Robertson went on to say that Ussher "was just off" with his estimation of 6,000 years for the age of the earth.

"Let's be real," he said. "Let's not make a joke of ourselves."

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