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.