Bill Nye: Teaching Kids Creationism Undermines Them & The U.S.

Mon, August 27, 2012 10:29am EST by 11 Comments
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With the Republican National Convention beginning, Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ has spoken out in a new video in favor of evolution! Click to watch what he said!

William Stanford ‘Bill’ Nye, 56, known for his PBS show Bill Nye the Science Guy, made a video for the website Big Think in which he warns parents NOT to teach their children about creationism, because it harms the future of the United States!

In the video, posted on Big Think’s YouTube channel, Bill emphasizes the importance of evolution, and how it will help the U.S. advance in the fields of science and technology. He also said that denying children the access to learning about evolution does them — and the United States — a disservice.

“I say to the grownups, if you want to deny evolution and live in your world, in your world that’s completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that’s fine,” he said. “But don’t make your kids do it because we need them. We need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future.”

With the Republican National Convention underway, Bill’s message is perfectly timed to reach out to right-wing Christian fundamentalists who are in favor of teaching creationism rather than evolution in schools.

Oddly enough, Bill fell victim to a death rumor hoax on Aug. 26 when “R.I.P. Bill Nye The Science Guy” was trending. Fortunately, Bill Nye is alive and well.

Watch the video below and find out what he has to say!

What do YOU think of the video HollyMoms?

– Christina Stiehl

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Wanette

Posted at 2:19 PM on February 20, 2013  

Bill Nye will NEVER be on my television again, he might be an above average scientist but he has NO RIGHT WHATSOEVER to tell ME that I have to NOT teach creationism to MY children!!! How DARE you!!! If I (a Christian and FIRM believer in ONE creator and father of ALL mankind) went national and said parents HAD to teach creationism I WOULD BE ON EVERY NEWS, GOSSIP, ENTERTAINMENT TV SHOW AND MAGAZINE this country produces and I would be CRUCIFIED as a nutcase freak!!! As it is, I hope EVERY individual who believes will post and vote and boycott Bill Nye!!

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Posted at 8:00 AM on September 1, 2012  

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TinaC

Posted at 12:31 PM on August 29, 2012  

Everyone here is correct! Yay! Theory is just theory, but it (evolution theory) has a LOT of research to back it up; with a margin of error of less than or equal to .05 (in general, sometimes researchers want the margin of error to be .01 or even smaller). That means that there is still room for error of the theory. However, as research piles up, the margin of error gets smaller and smaller. Meta analysis shows that the the theory of “Evolution” is most likely correct. (Yet still there is room for error.)

Ahh, but evolution is talked about in the bible too! Each “day” more stuff came to existence, and it came to existence because what the bible calls God created it! It’s just that to a creator like God a “day” is not a day in our sense of time. Even God says not to try and decipher time as He describes it; because time to Him is not constrained by the same scientific laws as time is constrained by on our plane of existence! So I propose this, that the bible itself is yet another type of research showing that evolution does in fact exist, and it exists because the laws that govern science came from God. See, we can all coexist without hating on one another! Also, read the Joseph Campbell book “Thou Art That” if you have not had a chance to read it yet. Very interesting read on religion throughout the history of man.

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RB

Posted at 12:11 PM on August 28, 2012  

@srcoll and @GMSR – What you are speaking of a common ancestor is the THEORY macro evolution – when a species mutates or transformation into a new species. Which is still a theory it is has not been proven. As for the similarities between species such as man, ape and pigs. If you had only basic building blocks such DNA, mtDNA, and RNA, with the vast number of organisms that there might be similar characteristics and features among them? But that doesn’t mean that evolved from a common ancestor, it just means we have the same basic building blocks. Both theories of creation and evolution have yet to be proven, so when you state that evolution is fact you are not using the scientific method for proof you are stating something on belief or faith. Which is what you are criticizing us Christians about. As for the Bacteria (the drug resistant kind) that is Micro Evolution – small changes to increase the survival rate of the species. So before you spout off about what you think is the truth please make sure you have a more intelligent argument. And @Tiffy… your comments are not helpful at all… remember Proverbs 18:21

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sfafd sfsf

Posted at 5:05 PM on August 28, 2012  

@RB, they have already given me this doctorate. It seems as if I know enough, and way more than someone who believes the Mother Goose story of the bible. Tiffy was denying evolution IN GENERAL, so I was giving examples of evidence. Every scientific discovery is a theory, even gravity. It’s the evidence that gives merit, and they all have more evidence than a dusty book filled with hate. Scientists have never claimed that one early human ancestor evolved into to another in 1000 years. Again, you can’t conceptualize small changes over a long period of time, so please stop trying to think so hard. There is evidence that H. sapiens and H. neanderthalensis may have coexisted. Please, if you have your own theories that you came up with in your dissertation, feel free to provide us with them. I’m sure they are astounding….

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Michael

Posted at 4:37 PM on August 27, 2012  

Evolution is in the Bible. Evolution and Creation are not mutually exclusive. In evolution, the universe was created by the “big bang,” then the earth was created, then vegetation appeared (for the animals to come), then animals appeared, then man. In Genesis 1, God created the heavens and the earth—“The Big Bang.” In Genesis 11, God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation…” In Genesis 20, God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures…” In Genesis 26, “And God said, ‘Let us make man…’” Genesis just leaves out the minutiae of evolution. No one knows what Adam and Eve looked like. The Bible is mostly parable to tell us how to be ethical, so maybe Adam and Eve looked like “Lucy” and humans kept evolving to look like Lucille Ball. But it still took “intelligent design” to create all living things, including vegetation. The odds of coincidence that all the necessary atoms and molecules just happen to combine to make vegetation and animals, including humans, is astronomical; multiply that by the odds that it kept happening over and over again to create all the different genus and species and it is just not possible. Coincidence is God hiding in the shadows.

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tiffy

Posted at 5:09 PM on August 27, 2012  

perfectly said :)

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Science Lover

Posted at 12:46 PM on August 27, 2012  

Thanks, hollybaby, now the theme song is in my head!!!

Bill Nye the science guy!
Biiiilllll Nyyyyee the science guyyy!!
Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill!
Bill Nye the science guy!

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GMSR

Posted at 11:42 AM on August 27, 2012  

Thank you Bill Nye for standing up for the future. Too long has our society held onto ancient ideas simply for the sake of fear. Evolution is the future and the truth. It’s time for religion to take a backseat and give this world a chance to ascent to a higher level of thinking.

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tiffy

Posted at 3:38 PM on August 27, 2012  

you’re an idiot! and so is Bill. The LORD created the world. Evloutin is obvious as things are still continuing to evolve today. That does not mean that humans came from monkeys or the world exploded in the Big Bang Theory…and it is just that a THEORY!!! There is no real truth or fact to any of it. You people call yourselves scientists but have no SCIENTIFIC proof of any of it…That is why it is still called THEORY and NOT FACT! All you’re doing is condemming poor children to follow you’re beliefs. Kind of your exact argument toward religion. And you call Christian’s hipocrits? WEIRD!

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srcoll

Posted at 6:01 PM on August 27, 2012  

Evolution doesn’t say that we evolved from monkeys; we share a common ancestor. Somebody should beat you with a fossil, and then maybe you’d believe in them. What kind of evidence is in, “God made the earth 8 days because this book we found in the sand says so”? The next time you have a bacterial infection, you can just die because you took the old antibiotics, instead of the new drugs made for the bacterial strains that have evolved to survive the old antibiotics. Since you don’t believe in evolution, you can just put your measly life on the line for it.

 
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