Many scientists refuse to debate Creationists on the grounds that they don't want to validate their ridiculous ideas.
I agree with them. Qualified scientists have better things to do than argue with loonies.
That said, is it possible that some of us regular, reasonably-educated people could handle it for them? I'm pretty certain that I, an individual of no formal scientific training, can beat any Creationist in a structured debate. I'd be happy to do so, as well.
Is this a realistic goal? A good idea?