Coded logic - I would agree with evidence based intellectual honesty and rigor being something we need but I've seen Bill Nye do otherwise and be intellectually dishonest while at the same time telling a blatant science lie. As I said, I'm not referring to fundamentalist religious ideology.
I would say that Nye would on the surface appear to be more intellectually honest than Ham, but that really is a meaningless distinction when:
1. You are comparing against someone like Ham
2. 'Science' has become your religion
3. You are willing to lie to promote your religion
Aside from that I'm a bit surprised that Nye took on Ham in public but then again you really have to have an inflated ego to do those things, on both sides.
Ham's ark is a joke, too bad a representative of science, if you can call Nye that after his other nonsense, was sucked unto that world and inadvertently helping raise tons of support and money for it.