I wouldn't hold Nye to blame for the resumption of the 'ark' project. If he hadn't done anything, Ham would have pulled some stupid publicity stunt and gotten the funds he wanted some other way.
But that's not what happened. Nye did
do something, despite a whole bunch of people correctly predicting that what happened would happen, and Ham didn't have to contrive any other publicity stunt. Now, Nye is complicit in helping stupid Ken Ham
fleece stupid people
raise money for the stupid creation museum and the stupid ark park.
Is that the end of the world? No. Does that make Nye a bad person? No.
It just makes Nye a naive tool with good intentions. But as Screwtape Sr says, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. True, that.
Hopefully this was a good lesson for a lot of atheists.