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A Creationist And An Evolutionist Were Handcuffed Together For 24 Hours

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The big questions of how we all got here, and how the world evolved and came to be will forever be debated.

Was it the big bang theory, or was it the whole Adam and Eve thing?
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Was it the big bang theory, or was it the whole Adam and Eve thing?

Watch as an evolutionist and a creationist spend 24 hours handcuffed to each other!

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This is John Rael, a filmmaker and an evolutionist.

He makes films that promote science, critical thinking, and skepticism.
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He makes films that promote science, critical thinking, and skepticism.

And this is Kevin Conover, a creationist who believes in the six-day creation theory, like it says in the Bible.

He has a radio show where he talks about apologetics.
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He has a radio show where he talks about apologetics.

John and Kevin agreed to be handcuffed together for an entire 24 hours to see what they could learn from each other.

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Their first stop was to grab lunch, where they both talked about their spiritual lives and how they came to think the way they do.

Surprisingly, one of the things they had in common was that they both thought, at one point in their lives, that they were atheists.
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Surprisingly, one of the things they had in common was that they both thought, at one point in their lives, that they were atheists.

Their next stop was at the Natural History Museum, where they were met with a dinosaur exhibit right off the bat.

But Kevin wasn't convinced. "How do you know that this creature was from all the way back then?"
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But Kevin wasn't convinced. "How do you know that this creature was from all the way back then?"

Then they went to the Creation Museum, where John found it frustrating that there were children there.

Let's just say the two men were on completely opposite sides of the spectrum when it came to the teachings at this museum.
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Let's just say the two men were on completely opposite sides of the spectrum when it came to the teachings at this museum.

Then it was time to get on the air for Kevin's radio show, where they had special guests on to discuss evolution, Christianity, and the big bang theory.

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At the end of the day, they went to Kevin's house where his family was waiting with food.

A post-dinner discussion on morality quickly ensued.
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A post-dinner discussion on morality quickly ensued.

As you can imagine, the sleeping arrangement was not ideal, but they were great sports.

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Just before they removed the handcuffs, they both realized the biggest takeaway from this was that they learned to respect each other as individuals, and not just based on what the other believed or thought.

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John said, "To know that as much as I might feel one way about his ideology or what he thinks or believes, I can't necessarily feel that way about him directly as a person."

Exactly.

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