Aug 28, 2012

Bill Nye the Science Guy Says Creation Is Not Appropriate for Children

Scientist Bill Nye, who hosted the children's television show Bill Nye the Science Guy, recently released a video that attacks Biblical creationism and urges parents who reject evolution not to teach their beliefs to their children.

Bill said, "If you want to deny evolution and live in your world that's completely inconsistent with everything we've observed in the universe that's fine.  But don't make your kids do it."
  
The video, titled "Creationism Is Not Appropriate for Children," was posted last Thursday on YouTube and had netted more than 1.3 million views as of yesterday.

Nye said widespread public doubt in the scientific concept of evolution - which holds that human beings and all other forms of life developed from a process of random genetic mutation and natural selection - would hinder a country long renowned for its innovation, intellectual capital and a general grasp of science.

"When you have a portion of the population that doesn't believe in (evolution) it holds everybody back, really," he said.

According to a Gallup poll that surveyed 1,012 adults in May, 46 percent of Americans can be described as creationists for believing that God created humans in their present form at some point within the last 10,000 years.

There is a battle going on for the hearts of children.  The enemy seeks to destroy the next generation's faith in God's Word.  We must be diligent to teach children that the Bible is God's Word and they can trust it from Genesis all the way to Revelation.  We must step up and produce more resources that reinforce the Biblical truth of creationism.

Here is the video if you'd like to watch it.

5 comments:

I find it interesting that he would urge us not to teach our beliefs to our children while he continues to teach HIS beliefs. It seems that if WE shouldn't teach our beliefs about creation to children then it only stands to reason that evolution should not be taught either. If the goal is to let the children make their own choice, as many evolutionists say, then either teach them both, or teach neither of them.

As an "intelligent man of science" I find his statements to be completely irrational. If we TRULY believe in creation then there would be something seriously wrong with us if we didn't teach it.

As a child I really enjoyed Bill Nye, but after this I don't see me allowing my children to watch him for fear that he will use his show to push his agenda rather than simply as a fun way to educate kid about science.

Thanks for sharing this post.

Matt N.

I would like to ask him how science answers the "why" questions of evolution. Only biblical faith can do that. And how can he say that not believing in evolution restrains us from seeing the beauty in the universe around us?

He's entitled to his opinion, it's just sad that, as has already been posted, he doesn't seem to respect that right in other people.

To Bill I would ask, "If Christians are the ones holding back our society, would you be willing to conclude that the current lack of moral character and increase in violence we see in society are therefore either random genetic mutation or superior qualities being passed on via natural selection?" I should think not.
They are neither. They are the result of people who don't know a better way... because it's natural for us to care only for ourselves - it's supernatural that we develope hearts for others and a desire to serve! I'd like to rewrite history and take credit for all the good things that have ever happend too... but that's just not the way it is Bill.

As a Christian, I believe science and faith can work hand-in-hand. Every natural history museum I go to along with all the science professors I have had all tell us to look at the layers of the Earth along with the geological time scale. What I've discovered is that the Earth does have a story and the "evolution" of animals and humans has occured exactly as described in Genesis: day/night, dry land/water, fish/birds/, mammals/plants, humans. What are the odds then that Christians are not the closed minded group after all, Bill?

I think it shames both the scientific community and the church to not be able to distinguish between the theory of natural selection and the theory of evolution. To reject that the former, a theory much older than Darwin, is, in my opinion, foolish - for the living examples of it's work are easy to document.(in fact it's a nice way to explain the spreading of evolution from Eden if you are a literalist) Evolution however is totally theory and it's belief or rejection is as much faith as me singing hallelujah and believing God hears my cry. For a man of science he seems to not understand the difference between provable fact and 'believable' theory.

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