It was a debate for the ages — although in this case, the ages in question are either 6,000 or several billion.
For more than two hours, the pair argued over tree rings, ice core samples, the distance of the stars, vegetarian lions and the technology used to date wood and rock.
Not surprisingly, neither made any revelations that converted the other. And judging by the responses on Twitter, it’s unlikely they changed any minds in the audience.
With apologies to Nye, an unscientific survey of the responses shows a bias in favor of the Science Guy.